- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
@Doodle411: I have a friend who is a nurse at our children’s hospital. She says the same things from time to time.
My husband is law enforcement and works in the worst part of the city. He sees the worst of the worst. It gets to him as well but he says he constantly has to remind himself that he can’t help everyone but the ones he does help makes it all worth it.
I work in special Ed and I’ve seen more and more kids who are coming through with so much baggage that it’s unreal. It does get to me. I just try to love on them the best I can so they know that not every adult in their life is that way. It’s not much, but the best I can do.
I have been touched by it my whole life. I grew up in foster care as a result of abuse and neglect.
Now I’m a social worker for homeless youth…and there’s almost always a history of abuse and neglect.
The devastating situation you described sounds horrible. I consider myself pretty thick skinned but I couldn’t take working in a hospital.
For me, the work I do is inspiring. Often the situations these young people come from could give you nightmares but the resiliency and hope they have restores my somewhat jaded view of humanity.
We all suffer when our children suffer.
Ugh, sometimes I feel parents need to be licensed to have kids. The stories I hear and the things I see just walking down the street sometimes makes me want to push some parents into oncoming traffic. Harsh, I know, but better that than put an innocent child in harm’s way.
I live in the city and what really grinds my gears is when I see Mothers (usually of Eastern European decent) begging on the train with their children there. Often holding a child that looks sickly. I get very visibally upset for the following reasons
Say what you want about my feelings but they are how I feel . Whenever I try to speak to one of those women never gets anywhere.
Try calling ACS but if they are somewhere in the transit system (14th & 6th Ave for instance) the women are gone by the time the agents get there.
I was a victim of emotional and physical abuse when I was a child. I’m not going to go into any details, I try my hardest to forget about it, but it was awful. Absolutely awful and no child should ever have to deal with any kind of pain, especially physical pain (unless its a scraped knee from falling down while playing kickball or something, lol).
Your story is terrible. It makes me realize that I guess I should count myself as lucky that I’m alive and wasn’t abused as extensively as that little boy brought to your hospital. In fact, I am lucky that I was never hurt so badly that I needed to even go to the hospital.
The question I often wonder is what can we do about this abuse? And the sad answer is there’s not much we can do to prevent it from happening! If you looked at my abuser, you would NEVER know they were “like that”. It’s such a shame that there is not much to be done, but I know that, even though I don’t have kids, I will NEVER, EVER, EVER put my child(ren) through abuse like that!
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