Thank you for all of your answers to my question yesterday.
It seems everyone pretty much agrees that nothing is anyone's business.
My interpretation, lol.
I can't help putting myself in the shoes of that little boy that has to live his entire life with only one arm and one leg due to his Mother's GROSS NEGLIGENCE. WHAT IF a neigbor had thought enough of that child to go over and say something to the Mother?
What if the neighbor had offered to watch the child?
I don't really care one whit about what the parent would think of me. I just think MAYBE -- JUST MAYBE -- I could tell the parent something the parent didn't realize, and MAYBE it would save the child's agony, pain and life-long deformity.
I think it is so sad that
#1: people can't take advice anymore,
#2: people are too afraid to offer it.
Terry came over today, and I told her about this discussion. She told me she totally agrees with me. She said that she and her first husband were walking through a Walmart parking lot one time, and Terry noticed a child in a car seat alone in a hot car with the window cracked just a few inches. She tried to walk over to the car to see about the child. Her husband GRABBED HER ARM and drug her away and told her to mind her own business.
That reminded me that the same thing happened to me one time. I was alone though when I saw the toddler strapped inside a hot car in a Walmart parking lot. I was FURIOUS! I ran into the Walmart and asked for security or management or SOMEBODY. I was told that someone else had reported the incident, and the police were on their way. I went back out to check the car, and the police had arrived.
I ask God every time I hear about a child being abused or harmed, "WHERE was that child's guardian angel?" I don't understand about guardian angels if they aren't for protection of these innocent little children, including those in the womb!
Yes, I know, we have free will.
I realize that any hood, criminal, murderer, or drug addict can make a baby. But all the more reason for a caring neighbor to TRY to provide some kind of protection, if as one friend said, only a prayer.
Remember the girl and her children LOCKED in a backyard for years and years and years? I promise you, if I had been next door to that, I would have called the police or CPS or something.
It is all so sad for the children.
When I was growing up, I dreamed of building a huge home that could be a refuge for abused or unwanted children, and I could take care of all of them according to Bible principles and instruction. That sure can't happen. Our government is so messed up, they would call ME the unfit parent!
Now, that I have thoroughly depressed myself, I will let you go. So many sad pictures and stories come to my mind. I need to go work on a quilt and fill my mind with a new picture!
Dear God, PLEASE protect the children and give their parents wisdom to keep them safe.