It is never good to google your daycare provider and find out she's been arrested for felony child abuse. Understatement, much? Well, unfortunately, this is what happened today. My son's daycare provider's husband called yesterday and informed me daycare is closed the rest of the week due to an emergency. I had an unsettled feeling today and google confirmed why.
Words can not encapsulate how it feels to learn news of that magnitude. We trusted her to care for the most important person in our lives.
Who she was detailed to be in the news was not the person we knew. How could she hurt an innocent 8 month old? I couldn't believe it. So, judge me or not, but I called the head investigator. I wanted answers, dang it. Two investigators from the local police department were in my living room within 10 minutes. They confirmed what I didn't want to believe- there is no way this child's injuries were accidental. No way. My heart dropped to my stomach.
I wanted to believe it was an accident but now I know that at least 5 doctors confirmed it wasn't.
Then she called. Yes, my jailed daycare provider called as she was driven home from posting bail. I cried hard. I confronted her. I hurt for her. I made peace with her. And, tonight, I prayed for her.