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My Job

Times like this is when I really hate my job.

I had no choice, but to leave him there clinging to the porch post with anger and tears in his eyes, and a look pleading me to take him with me.

There was no evidence of abuse, reports of neglect, or anything unusual going on.

I reluctantly drove away with a fear of my own, and that was the fact that my intuition told me he was in grave danger.

After driving ten minutes, I circulated back and went up to the porch, saw his father through the window, and he was forcing Jared’s head under the water in the kitchen sink.

I immediately banged on the window, he let Jared go, and the social service agents and police arrived after my hasty call to them.

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

30 thoughts on “MY JOB

  1. Jenn is right, maternal intuition – very powerful. Such a sad story. I’m glad you were able to save him in the end! The picture of this little boy looks almost identical to my grandson at that age. He would stay weekends with me and when I took him home he would cry just like that. Brought back some memories.

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    • Thanks so much for your comment! That is mild compared to things that have happened in real life. Children are so helpless and are at the mercy of adults. Social Services are not perfect, they have rules to abide by, but they are a life saver to many in so many ways.


  2. Gah I knew reading your story that she was going to see something happen to Jared but I still wasn’t prepared for the image of the little boy having his forced under the water when I read those lines. Fantastic writing. I’m so glad she saved him.


  3. Thank goodness she listened to her instincts…so many youths tell us on our helpline, about their abuse and it is often difficult to prove. Such a moving story with a happy ending.


    • I’m sure it must really be difficult to know the child is telling the truth, yet it can not be proved, so nothing can be done about it. Thank you for reading and commenting. I wish that every child could have a life of love and safety. Everyone deserves that!

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    • Thank you so much ! 🙂 I think even the ones that are not directly involved in cases like this should always keep an open eye for any signs of abuse of a child and report it immediately. You never know when that one call can save a life, or a life of misery.

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    • Thank you for reading and commenting. 🙂 I am not the one in the story, but I go along with you, and thank all who take on this kind of job. I know it can be heartbreaking, but very rewarding at the same time. It’s wonderful that we have people willing to help save children that are unable to help themselves.


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