I'm feeling rather hurt because I realize now that some of you may have gotten the wrong impression of me from my post this morning. Please believe that I am not a person who will normally just stand aside and watch things happen without doing anything. Under normal circumstances I would be the first one to jump in and do something. But, you must understand that I am a minority in a very tightly knit religious community of which I am one of the 'outsiders'. Even just saying hello to these women brings looks of scorn so knocking on their door 'reminding them' per se to watch their children would probably have me run right out of the neighborhood. Well, maybe not so drastic, but nevertheless, it would draw a lot of ire to be sure.
Believe me when I say it breaks my heart to see these things going on around me and being unable to do anything about it. You really have to be in the situation to understand it...and by now, I may be making matters worse here, but I don't want anyone having the wrong impression of who I am as a human being. Hopefully you will all understand. I treasure each and ever one of you.