With all of the negativity and racial unrest going on in the world lately, taking up space in every little corner of our lives, I somehow failed to catch a story about a recent attempted abduction of a child.
Now, when I hear about lax-parenting or parents who allow their kids to run off here and there and everywhere without supervision, etc., I say “People steal kids and I don’t want anyone stealing my beautiful babies so I keep a very close eye on them.” Is there laughter after folks hear me saying that “people steal kids?” Of course! And, tons of it; as if it is so unfathomable that children can be stolen, just like cars or other replaceable things. Well, please take a close look at the footage below (and don’t blink, because you just might miss something) and then we’ll talk…
I love my daughters with a love that is truly indescribable, and admittedly, I like to keep them close, because then I know they’re safe. I watch my daughter walk to her car when she’s getting ready to leave for work or school; even though she parks inside of our garage, I want to know that she’s getting out of the car and walking into the house, and if I’m dropping my youngest at work, I wait for her to get completely inside the building before I pull away.
So many parents have said to me that “You can’t watch them all the time,” or “You have to let them go off and do other things away from you.” Although I agree with these at times, I am still from the thought process that too many parents, are just a little too lax in their parenting.
Too much is happening in the world today for us to not keep a very watchful eye on the ones we love the most, especially our innocent babies. In the blink of an eye, our children are gone, and this applies more to just the fact that they are getting ready to leave for college.
I am in no way saying that this mom was at fault for what happened to her child, although knowing me the way that I do, my baby, who stands 6’3 inches tall and is almost an adult, would have been standing right next to me in line, and she would have been standing on the side farthest away from the door. I am in no way blind to the fact that there are real “crazies” in this world. #Smart #NotParanoid. I am just sharing the proof that’s clearly swimming around in the pudding…people really do “steal” children!
Believe me now?