June 24, 2014

i will never understand neglect that ends in death

Someone help me understand how a parent can repeatedly leave a 3 year old child alone for hours -- or days -- at a time. I shouldn't have read the story, but I felt compelled. And I can't stop crying. I know, it happens. It keeps happening. Too often. Drugs? Dementia? Desperation? Delusions? Sometimes I hate this broken, heavy world.

Damnit. Just damnit.