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Who is going to protect the kids?

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November 17, 2013 by vlittle528

I spend a lot of time trying to find the good in negative situations. I always try to put some spin on things, I always try to remember that there are so many out there that are in much more difficult situations than I am in. In reality, it is all relative. Just because someone else has a bigger problem doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t more important. We all have to take care of ourselves and our families. But then something happens, something that I just can’t understand…and I have a hard time seeing the silver lining.

One of the hardest things to learn to deal with is lack of control-or sometimes that complete loss of control. There are some things we just can’t change. There are some times when we have to step back. And every once in awhile it just doesn’t matter what we do, we can’t protect someone no matter how desperately we want to.

In the past couple of weeks I have had to sit idly by while I watched a system that was designed to protect children put them in a very bad situation. I had to admit to myself that even though I told myself not to, I fell in love with three little children that I could do nothing to protect. I had to let them out of the security of my arms and literally let them go into a less-than-desirable environment. I had to let them go to be used as paws, helpless to do anything to make their lives better. I had to listen to excuses that there was nothing the state can do until something happens. And then when that something does happen, the kids will go to foster care rather than the loving home they were ripped from.

I know I can’t save them all, I can’t save the world. But I had a chance to truly make a difference for not just one but three innocent children that did not ask to be put into the position they are in. And now I am helpless. I have no control over the situation. I just have to pray every day that they are safe, that they feel love, that they remember what I told them when I said goodbye-that I love them.

At this moment I could care less about Obamacare or the other messes that the government has gotten themselves into. What I do care about is that I haven’t heard one damn word about the ridiculous laws that SOME of the states have in regards to children’s welfare. What I do care about is that one state won’t talk to another and so you can pretty much abuse a child in one state and then go to another and “escape”.

But it doesn’t matter what I care about. It doesn’t matter what I say or who I say it to. Because until something is done AGAIN, no one will protect the children.

 

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