I love my children dearly. There is not a thing in this world that I would not do for them in order to make sure they are happy, cared for, provided for, and loved. Anything they truly needed I would willingly find a way to give. I would assume that most parents share this feeling about their own children. Most parents, at least the ones I know and have contact with, love their children more than anything else and make sure their children are loved and well cared for.
That is why it is appalling to me that there are parents out there who treat their children so horribly. There are deadbeat fathers (and mothers) who don’t provide for their families. There are parents who abuse their children either emotionally or physically. There are even parents who are capable of killing their own flesh and blood. (Just typing that gave me the chills). To think that there are people who don’t feel the same fierce loyalty and obligation to protect their children is unbelievably disturbing to me. But these people exist. Just by turning on the news we are bombarded with horrible stories of neglect and abuse on a daily basis.
I just don’t understand it. How any parent can look at his/her child and not feel an overwhelming obligation to take care of, at all cost, that child is something I will just never understand. Children are just that, children. They are wholly dependent on the adults in their lives and sometimes those adults are deadbeat losers who feel no obligation to protect what they have created. For those types of people I really do feel that there is a special place in hell for them.