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This month’s prompt is An event that left an indelible imprint on your mind.

I was a foster carer to a teenager who got in with the wrong crowd.
He was sniffing glue, which accounted for mood swings and dazed state, and asked for my help.
Over a bottle of Dad’s homebrew and a pack of cards, we were still talking at 3 am.
I contacted our social worker and we got him into a rehab programme, but he had to be moved to do so.
I said I was always there if he needed me, but didn’t hear anything.
He came back months later and I didn’t recognise him.
He’d done good, and I was so proud. He told me just knowing I was there for him and he wasn’t alone got him through.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR AUGUST 2018

  1. floridaborne says:

    It means just as much to know you helped someone as it means for someone to know you were there to help them. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. joyroses13 says:

    A wonderful memory and such a great feeling it has to be to know you help change a life!

    • It made it all worthwhile, and I was so glad I could make a difference. In 4 years, I fostered 15 teenagers and to have just one come back and say ‘thank you’ made me feel like a million bucks.

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