Monday, February 13, 2012

sensitive me

I wish I never watched Law & Order: Special Victims Unit...or the local news.  I wish my job in healthcare didn't expose me to children who suffer from abuse, stupid parents, and/or straight up neglect.  Somehow, I wish I could go back in time and tell my former self that the images and themes in some of those movies, documentaries, infomercials, tv shows, and books I read, would haunt me later in life.  I wish I could have closed my ears to my friends who work in schools and in social services...whose stories make me want to throw up. 

I can't handle it.  Perhaps it's because my heart is more tender towards children now?  I recognize sweet Clara's face in every baby I see.  Even seeing barefoot babies, or bald babies, in the cold weather, makes me die the point of blurring my vision from tears.

I will admit that before I had Clara, children's issues were tender to me, as they are to anyone with a soul.  But now - I literally can't handle it.


And now these kinds of stories are on Facebook via articles that are easy to post...and I can't even avoid it.  Tell there a hole I can hide in?  Better there a place I can hide my child to keep her safe from all of the psycho predators and scary bad people?


  1. I know.

    Hey, for what it's worth, I project my beloved cat's face onto every photo of an abused or neglected animal.

    So, imagine how I'd feel with a child!

    I think we are very unaware how prevalent mental illness and/or lack of functioning is in our society even though the impact is plain to see.

    But Clara is at home, safe with Tommy. :)

  2. I was just telling my husband that I wish I could take back every scary movie I've ever watched. If you find the hole to hide in, let me know..I want to join!



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