"I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring" Liz Armbruster
Babies are cute...really cute....wide eyes....chubby cheeks....small chunky bodies. It's hard not to smile when being around them. The best is when they smile back or hearing their sweet laughter at the goofiest things. And kids are so much fun to be around with their neat way of looking at the world....and picking up on things most adults don't notice anymore..simple things....things that make everything they experience an adventure.
But some look at babies and children in a different way....a way I don't get....a way that takes their trust and uses it to hurt them. Babies..children...they're vulnerable...innocent...trusting.
My daughter's school sent a note home...warning about some guy trying to pull girls into his pickup truck....making lewd comments....wanting to hurt them. Hearing that makes me think of what happened to me....it makes me afraid. I want to keep my girls home....keep them close...keep them safe....where I can watch them them....and where I can protect them..
The news is full of stories of children being hurt...abducted...harmed. Abuse leaves it's mark...burning deep into a child's spirit and becoming their filter of seeing the world. I don't want my girls to ever experience that....to ever feel the terror or torment of someone's evil intentions.
My oldest is going on a trip six hours away with her school next month. I have images in my head....of never seeing her again. I know it's irrational..... I'm trying to fight it....and give it to Him...to protect her and the other kids....A mother's worst nightmare are the perverts who roam the streets prowling on the innocent.
The only protection I know for sure....is faith...trusting Him. He let me survive....He let me live.
An Overseas Tale...
5 days ago