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EDIT 2***:My Confession...I almost lost my child to a simple mistake

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I was at work and normally DF texts me but for some reason that night he didn't. I knew in my gut something was wrong. I called him and as soon as he picked up he said hold on and another man got on the phone it was a police officer. Heres exactly what happen:Officer:"Ms.____, this is officer ____ with the Prince William County police Department I'm here with your DF. Are you the mother of ____"My heart Drops!
Me:"yes I am what's going on"(I'm panicking but I'm driving home)
Officer:" Ma'am your DF fell asleep and left your front door unlock so your son left out and has been walking around outside in the cold with only a shirt and pamper on" " He (my son) followed a young man in his house". "Are you on your way home?"







Me: "Omg! Is ___ ok where is he!!!" I thought I was going to get into an accident.

Long story short my dumb ass DF falls asleep with my front door unlock my Autistic 3 year old son leaves out and is walking for hours alone. DF wakes up and looks for him. Woman whose house my son walks into takes care of him until the police gets there and until I get there (she called police and NOT DF) Moral of the story is I believe GOD looked out for my DS that night and I'll never forget that feeling of what if...

Children are kidnapped, murdered, and more. he could have been hit by a car, that woman could've kept him, and sooo much more. Kiss your children EVERY Night!

ETA: DS is ok now we have, child proof safety locks on door. DF was charged with a misdemeanor Neglect of a Minor and Trespassing . The officer wanted to charge him with a felony but didn't.

EDIT: THANK YOU FOR YOUR WELL WISHES AND DS IS FINE. THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW I WANT TO ADDRESS. I BELIEVE IN GOD, IF YOU DON'T SO BE IT BUT DON'T YOU DARE COMPARE MY SITUATION TO THE SANDY HOOK INCIDENT AND COME BACK WITH A SMART ASS COMMENT AND SAY "OH YEA GOD WAS TOO BUSY PROTECTING YOUR CHILD FOR HOURS WHILE HE LET THOSE CHILDREN FALL BY THE WAYSIDE" HOW DARE YOU GO THERE! LIFE IS LIFE THERE IS AN ORDER AND A BALANCE. PEOPLE DIE EVERYDAY AND PEOPLE ARE BORN EVERYDAY. MAY THOSE POOR SOULS REST IN PEACE AND STOP USING THEIR LOST AS A WAY TO "JUSTIFY" YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT GOD. NEXT: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO KNOW YES IM STILL WITH MY DF. IT'S NOT BECAUSE IM WEAK OR PATHETIC BUT BECAUSE HE'S A GOOD MAN AND A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AND HE FIGHTS THOSE DEMONS WITHIN HIMSELF EVERYDAY. I CANT PUNISH HIM MORE THEN HE PUNISHES HIMSELF FOR LETTING US DOWN. HE HAS BEEN IN OUR LIVES SINCE DS WAS 10 MONTHS. IF EVERYONE RAN AT THE SIGHT OF EVERY PROBLEM THEN THIS WORLD WOULD BE FILLED WITH LONELY DAMN PEOPLE. WE'RE ADULTS WE TALK THINGS OUT AND WORK THROUGH THEM LIKE EVERY ADULT RELATIONSHIP SHOULD.
***EDIT 2*** LADIES I JUST WANTED TO SAY I NEVER WANTED THIS TO TURN INTO A HUGE DEBATE OVER IF THERE IS A GOD OR NOT. I MENTIONED HIM BECAUSE AS A BELIEVER I WAS JUST GIVING HIM THE THANKS AND PRAISE FOR MY SONS SAFE RETURN. ME DOING SO IS NO DIFFERENT FROM A MUSLIM THANKING ALLAH OR MOHAMMED OR A GREEK THANKING ZEUS. THEY BELIEVE SO THEY GIVE THANKS. NOW TO THE LADIES WHO KEEP SAYING "BYE DF" WHAT IF THE SHOE WAS ON THE OTHER FOOT AND YOU FELL ASLEEP WHILE WATCHING HIS KID AND YOU DON'T HAVE ANY YET, SHOULD HE LEAVE YOU AS WELL? LETS BE REAL HERE, ACCIDENTS HAPPEN TO THE BEST OF US. FROM THE STORIES SHARED KIDS DO ESCAPE. IT'S A LESSON LEARNED.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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wrensong
by Pagan Mother on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM

So glad he is ok

Luna091306
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM

 My ex did that shit a few times. The first time she was left in her crib from 7am-12pm (when I got home from school). Hadn't had a diaper change or a bottle all morning. Another time I went to the store and when I came back she was wandering in the middle of the street! He went to the bathroom and she got out. The last time I was at work. She was maybe two at the time. I forgot something at home and called to ask my ex to bring it. It was around 9am. I called and called.....no answer. Like you I knew something was wrong so I asked my boss if I could go by my house really quick. When I got there the door was unlocked and there was his big ass passed out on the couch. My dd was up wandering around alone. I called my parents and asked if they would take her and I would explain later. I took her to their house and went back to work. At noon he calls me in a panic but never says a word about where our dd is. I finally asked if he was wondering and he said "omg....yes." and I told him. He never pulled that crap again. Notice he's still my EX though.

lucsch
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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We used to worry about our sleepwalking kids going out at night. We had a chain really high up on the inside of the door.

So glad he is ok!

levansbx
by Silver Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Thank God he is ok. I'm sure this will never happen again!
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embersparkle
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM
One day I decided to take a nap when my now 5 year old was two, when he took a nap. He had been up late sick. We had a lock at the top of our front door to our apt. I thought I had locked it before I laid down on the couch, well two hours later my neighbor was waking me up holding my son, she found him in the middle of the parking lot of our building. He had woke up before me and went outside, it was freezing cold and he only had his pajamas on. I felt like the worst mother and to this day it still bothers me. It amazes me how a stupid little mistake can be devastating. I'm glad your little guy was ok, needless to say, now I triple check the door locks.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Wow thats really scary ..is it ur df child as well?
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:11 PM

If god had something to do with the protection of the child, why did it even happen in the first place? Why is he autistic? what a mean god.

bustybee
by Buzz Lightyear on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I am a very lax parent on a lot of things and a very easy going person generally. but it is my ONE thing. everyone has one thing. if it isn't yours, then don't pick at me.

Quoting aprilsalcro:

Because accidents don't happen

Quoting bustybee:

wouldn't have stopped me, but I'm beginning to understand somethings are easier where I live in Canada.


Quoting Anonymous:

I wish I could've but I was 8 months pregnant with our son and it was an accident. A scary one but accident oh he had to earn my trust back big time!


Quoting bustybee:


I'd say bye to my df... personally


 


Bzmom247
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Never forgive DF! So irresposible!!!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:12 PM
What was your son doing when he fell asleep? I can't imagine falling asleep with a 3 yr old running around the house
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