Sunday, December 30, 2012

It all starts with awareness.

   I went to the doctors office and I see this. It is very cold outside, so cold that when you step outside you immediately turn around and head back inside for a jacket, gloves, and perhaps even a hat to keep your head warm. You thought you could rough it but as soon as the cold air hit your face you knew you couldn't brave the cold weather without some accessories. At the doctor's office, I see out of the corner of my eye, a young mother carrying a toddler in her arms. the mother has a nice warm jacket, long pants to keep her warm and the warmth of her child against her chest. Something was off as I looked at them walking past me. While the young mom was all warm and cozy, her toddler had no jacket, no hat to keep his head warm, no socks to keep his feet warm, and no shoes. The child had a little summer outfit on in the winter and the childs feet were white from the cold, not pink. Choices, when young parents can't make good choices under these circumstances, what choices will they make or not make when someone is trying to get close to their child for devious reasons in the near future? Will this mother be able to protect this child from other circumstances that could result in abuse or neglect. It's less about us and more about the children. Awareness is where it starts.  Being aware that their child is cold too. Being aware that when you decide to have a child, it no longer is all about you. It's about that precious life you brought into the world.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your great posts. Yes, it all starts with awareness and I thank you for posting about abuse. We all need to be aware and look out for the ones who are not able to look out for themselves. Blessings to you.
    Wanda S.


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