Monday, September 6, 2010

I have spent the better part of my life devoted to ....

I have spent the better part of my life devoted to securing a safe and natural environment of many children. It was through my own personal memories of unpleasant daycare experiences that I was able to drawback from. A first hand understanding of what it was like in someone else’s home unwanted personally but wanted financially. As a dollar bill in a wallet, I was in the care of a barefooted-stout woman with children of her own. Ironing other people’s clothes for coins, she would stand by the window overlooking the back yard where I spent most of the time. There was a large black belt hanging near the window where she stood. Though I do not remember her using it, there was a reason for its presence. As my mother would drive away early in the morning, I was placed outside while her children eat a warm breakfast inside. They did not have to be outside in the cold that early in the day. At lunchtime her children eat something different then “babysitting kids” for we received peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with water every day for lunch. It all does not sound like must now but I remembered ever moment of those few days I was in her care. She may not have been a bad person but I remember a question asked by my mother, “Well, what do you think”? In front of her, what was I to say? I did not know what to say, maybe if she had asked me that in private after the interview I would have told her what I really thought. As children, I believe that a lot of times, they will tell us what they think we want to hear and too afraid to say how they feel. I know there is a need out there for the working mother, put in a position to find someone to care for her children. Wisdom comes from the aged and the experienced. I hope this new blog serves as a tool as I continue to update material

1 comment:

  1. Placed in a childrens home for a few years after the death of my father, I experianced cruelity first hand. Vengence belongs to God and if you look through the scriptures...he loves little children and He will repay. Children and widows are special to Him...there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Just wanted to stop by and say hi...HI