Karma Bites…. Me

It’s never easy to do right when it involves the conflict of traumatic suffering factored into the decision. I worked the second busiest emergency room in Los Angeles County, with the highest census of child abuse, so believe me when I say it is heartbreaking and gut-twisting to take an action that may be the right way to go where their is never a winner. Sending some special love to Rumpydog’s mom, Jen, for all she tirelessly does to help us human and advocate for the voiceless.

Rumpydog

This weekend I did something that fills the nightmares of almost every mother in the world.

I took a child from its mother.

I didn’t take this step lightly. I didn’t do it without support from others. I only did so after there appeared to be no less drastic measure to insure the child remained safe. But it was me that took the child from its mother and drove away.

I can’t speak for every person who does this kind of work. But I bet many know how I feel right now. There’s a heavy ache in my gut that nothing seems to soothe.

I replay everything in my mind. I keep asking myself if there was something that could have been done to prevent this from having to happen.

And my soul burns with the knowledge that, despite what has happened to make it necessary for this child to…

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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12 Responses to Karma Bites…. Me

  1. tazzielove says:

    Very well written serious topic that makes the point.

  2. gita4elamats says:

    Nothing but good will follow Jen, I think.

  3. Great post. Great share. It is such a conflict, when doing the right thing hurts so much. But sometimes….the end result is the reason why.

  4. The goal line is why the game is played. If the end result is for the greater good, that’s what we must all strive for. Hopefully, I will never be in such a position but, I am sure, I would put myself to the task when necessary. Thanks for sharing, Paulette.

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  6. 68ghia says:

    When I hear of these things happening, my heart bleeds for the little ones.

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