I was beginning to think I’d missed this one as it didn’t come up in my reader until today.
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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.