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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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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