I can’t find a live link right now, but I just heard a story about a toddler abandoned in the stairwell of a Baptist church in Washington state.
The line that got me went something like: “The child was well-fed, and well-dressed. Someone obviously stayed with him until he fell asleep, and then simply walked away.”
And that brought tears to my eyes.
I have a toddler. They trust you. When you lay down next to them so they’ll go to sleep… they hold on to you and need you to be there.
What a crying shame this story is.