Sometimes going back to YOUR neighbourhood is not a good idea!
I have seen and heard a lot of fucked up stuff in this neighbourhood since I moved back 5 years ago but today it hit close to home.
I saw my granddaughter put herself into a situation that could have turned deadly. Since she has some basic police training she handled it well but it reminded me that when I came back to the place I call home I came back to a dangerous neighbourhood.
In my time here it has gotten worse but then so has the world at large. But it was my granddaughter out on the front line today, I was immensely proud and terrified at the same time. She called it a live-fire training.
She wants to be able to get through something like that and not be emotionally wrecked by it, I do not want her to lose her tender heart.
I love her and I love my neighbourhood and I REALLY wish she had not followed me here. She says she is exactly where she needs to be because this neighbourhood will help her strengthen her walls, so she doesn't cry afterwards. That is what she wants, I would rather she choose some other way to help that didn't cause her emotional pain or turn her immune to others pain.