Thursday, September 27, 2007

Stop Abuse Now!

Today is the day that bloggers all over the world are writing about Abuse. Thinking about all the different kinds of abuse there are is simply overwhelming.

Things were so much simpler when I was a little girl. Families consisted of a Mama and a Daddy, with Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles living nearby for many of us. People who got divorced were uncommon enough to be talked about in whispers. Not that our world was perfect in the good old days. We had our scary times, like learning how to duck under a school desk during an Atomic Attack drill. Our larger world was ruled by the Cold War, fear of polio, and the turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement.

But it was different at home. I was safe, and I knew it.

This post is for all those precious children who do not know what that feels like. They come home from school to hear their parents fighting over next to nothing. They cringe when a family member comes near, because they don't want to be touched or beaten again. We played Hide and Go Seek. Now, so many little children just hide and pray that no one finds them.

Let us do what needs to be done, so they can feel safe in their own homes. Let them be children.

This post is one of several hundred about Abuse of all kinds you can readhere.


Janey Loree said...

A very compelling post DB! I enjoyed a childhood much like and fun! Unfortunately there are more children than we would like to admit, that haven't experienced the joy of getting home from school to find that their mother has baked some cookies for an after school snack and the excitement that builds as they wait for their father to get home from work.

Dirty Butter said...

We weren't the Cleaver family by any means, Janey Loree, but it's a shame all children can't experience that kind of safe home environment. Our society only reaps the whirlwind from the products of dysfunctional families, so it's in all our best interest to help families learn to nurture their children.