Perhaps God placed Caleb there instead of anyone else because He knew Caleb would protect her and not hurt her. If it had been someone else who found her it could have been very bad for the little girl. Thank you God for sending Caleb there before the child was taken by someone who would hurt her or worse. Amen.
how sad this is, hope and pray for a miracle that this child will get a good home, a better place and loving people to help him grow. It must have had an enormous impact for Caleb, he did what was possible at the time.
He said the baby had to be his son's age. It was very unsettling for him.
I will be praying for this child,also the dad, only God can turn a life like this around.
Yes, I asked mt class to pray for the parents so MAYBE the child can be okay.
Oh my! Being very good friends with a lady that has adopted foster children, & knowing their stories..it IS a cruel world! My heart breaks for that baby boy. I am sure DCS will not remove him from the home...esp. since the officer had not gotten there after so long a time. Just praying God protects him. Caleb, you are a good man.
We feel the same way is why is so upsetting...
Thank God your Caleb was there to help as much as he could. Now to pray for a miracle to help not only this little one, but also the "dad". Even though I wish someone could " shake" some sence in him.
You said it!
Thank you Calab for doing the right thing. I pray social services follows up on this.
So do I...
Thank God for the miracles! I pray for a miracle in their lives, that they may be lifted up and see the glory on high. I believe I am seeing one in a life that means a lot to the children I nanny.
Then that's great Christine. This family sure needs one.
My heart grieves for that poor baby and for Caleb. But what a hero Caleb is to save that child. And he did. I'm glad the women came along to help comfort the child. I wish the officer had arrived before the ambulance and it was the officer who found the dad. But no matter what Caleb and the women did the right thing. Please give Caleb a huge Cutie hug and a huge thank you for being a moral, caring man.
I'm always glad to give Caleb a hug, and he,me. As soon as he comes in or leaves, I get one...I can see why the world is like it is, with parents like that, the child will be too unless there is intervention....
What a horrible situation that child has to live in. But what a testament to the wonderful way Caleb has been raised. Speaks volumes about your family's values. I will pray for that baby and his parents, and also a prayer of thankfulness for Caleb and his actions
Caleb is strong minded but very tender hearted. Picture Hoss Cartwright of Bonanza, although Caleb is not that big. Just a big guy with an equally big heart.
God blessed you with such a wonderful and caring child. I wish more were like that. People do not realize that God has let us "borrow" his children for such a short time and it is up to us to protect that child.
Isn't this the truth.
Caleb is my son's son and my first grand child.
Toogie, this is so sad and we live in a time where this happens .I just cry I pray for that child!
Thank you Kay and hard as it is we have to pray for these parents, so they will 'man up' and be good parents.
So very heartbreaking!!! So happy Caleb stopped!!
Yes, he had to Laura. He would have never been able to live with himself. He had a hard enough time watching the so called 'dad' walk away with the child.
Very upsetting indeed. This poor little soul. It leaves me speechless and in tears.
I'm with you there Angie. I thought, if these people stay in the area this child will probably go to school with my great-grandson. I wonder if that child will ever know, that it was Rylan's dad Caleb that saved him that day.
Toogie I cry so easily these days and this broke my 💓. I believe we have guardian angels and evidently there was one watching over this one till the Good Samaritan (your son) came along. This world is so sad . Thank you for raising your children to have soft caring hearts. Hugs. Lillian
Me too! Love Chris
Lillian I'll bet your children are like mine. My sister once said, she wished her children were close and loved each other like mine do. I just raised them the best I could, always putting their and their dad before myself, just like we are supposed to do. Too many these days are selfish only want their 'fun' no responsibility. I know there are a lot of Cuties like me and you, too. Always, caring for each other by praying, calling, emailing, helping with projects...anything someone needs. That is when we can say we've had a great day. We helped someone.
I hope the poor child gets the care he needs. My prayers with you all
So many times that's not the case. I hope this is the exception.....The child and even his 'dad', parents, need prayers...
This story and many like it are all too common now. I'm afraid it may take multiple reports to Children's services before the child has a chance. Even if they remove him, their job is to reunify the family. That means many drug "slip-ups" and court required gifts of toys to prove the birth parents love the child...
As much as I know foster parents are needed, I could never be one. I couldn't stand letting the child go back until the next 'slip-up'. I would go crazy worrying.
My husband had actually suggested us becoming foster parents when I 'thought' we were going to be empty nesters. We are really, but you know I always have them in and out. I told him, I wouldn't make a good FP because I wouldn't want to let the children go.
Oh! Toogie, God bless Caleb for stopping. There seems to be so much suspicion in the world today. Where has our compassion gone to? I pray that this child will receive the help he/she needs. Thank Caleb for me, love Chris
Chris, Caleb had to stop. He couldn't have gone on by, knowing he put himself in danger of arrest, if someone saw and wanted to accuse or if the child would get run over. It was right before dark.
He sure used his head by calling 911 right away and not picking the child up, no matter how much he wanted to. I on the other hand would have done the natural thing first, consoling the child, then calling 911. By then I'd have been accused or arrested, because I forget in times like this, how different the world is today. Either no one trust any one, or if they do trust, they're betrayed. Sad, sad world.
You have a wonderful family! It's so unfortunate that just anyone can have babies. Do you know if Child Protective Services was called? If so, they'd have to go and investigate the situation for the child's well-being. To have already lost one baby from negligence and now another innocent child is roaming around, without proper clothes, dirty and desperate for affection. What if Caleb didn't see this child? I wonder if there is a mother involved??? I'm so sorry for this baby and pray that someone is able to step in and be a heroe, like your grandson Caleb and take the necessary steps to insure safety for this child. Thank you for sharing this heart breaking story. We can all open up our hearts and pray for them.