THESE CHILDREN NEED THEIR MOM
On July 20, 2017 I sat in a Dakota County courtroom in absolute shock. We all did. Pastors, mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers, friends....the seats were packed in support for Mariel Grimm. We even had to move to a larger courtroom after the first day of proceedings, because there was not enough room for all the people who were there to support Mariel's innocence. After 8 days of trial, and no compelling evidence, we all sat in disbelief as we heard the word "Guilty" pronounced on one of the kindest moms we have ever known. I am not related to Mariel Grimm. I am a friend. Our children have grown up together. We have done playdates together. Our kids have enjoyed birthday parties, cupcakes, swimming, parks, and nature walks. I can testify that in the 8 years I have known Mariel, I have NEVER seen her lose her patience. What I have seen is a mom who adores her children. Her kindness, patience, generosity, and calm demeanor are beautiful to see. My kids have always enjoyed playing with Mariel's children because they are kind, sweet, considerate, and happy. These are traits they have learned from their mother. If you want to know the truth about Mariel Grimm, ask anyone who truly knows her. When trying to explain what is happening to my 8 year old son, he responded "Mom, why would people who don't know Mrs. Grimm be the ones to decide if she did something wrong? Don't you think the people who know her best would be able to tell what kind of person she is?" Many, many people are standing with Mariel Grimm and proclaiming her innocence. Hundreds of people have donated to her Funded Justice campaign. Almost half of these donations were made AFTER she was convicted! Who funds a convicted criminal? Those who know she is innocent. This is just the beginning. We are standing with Mariel Grimm, one of the best moms we have ever known. Here are our stories.
It is a great call on one's life to protect innocent children.
There is an equal call to protect the children of innocent parents.