The doorbell rang and mama went to the door. We had noticed seconds earlier the car pull in the driveway and mama had already started for the door.
As mama opened the door the child looked up at mama's smiling face and had very little emotion in her own - maybe some fear in her eyes as this was a new stranger in her life. The 'mother' of the child laughed and stated; " We call her 'Klutz', she is always stumbling and tripping, (laughs even more), at the table we call her the 'Human Garbage Disposal', she eats too much!" The lady stated; "Thank you for baby sitting for me, I Should be back by about 5pm to pick her up." Mama immediately reached down and hugged the child and said; "We are going to have a good time aren't we?!"
As the lady left, mama began to fume - (fume may be a mild term for how mama was feeling). To describe a child as this lady had was almost more than mama could take. This child's worth had been brought into question and mama was angry. Every child is God created - in His image. How can we treat a child so cruelly, and think that this is humorous?
The above story and words are true - this really happened in our home. You don't want to hear the rest of the story - but here it is.
Mama called Social Services at the next possible moment and explained to a case worker what had just happened. You see, this was a foster child, the lady mentioned above was a foster mother to the child. The irony of the story ? The lady had dropped the child off as she was on her way to attend a training session for child care for foster parents. We never saw the 'mother' or child again after that day - hopefully, she realized the error of downgrading children.
You need to know mama. She is the best - she loves her children and grandchildren. If given the chance, she would love your children as well.
Our society is quite screwed up right now - we need to do our best to let our children know they are loved and have great worth. I have to go now and send an email to my son and daughter and tell them daddy loves them - both are close to 40 now - oh my! But I think they still like to hear; "We love you!"