Lost or Missing?

This story is about a young Girl. If you are a young married couple and you have a young child you should read this story:


Back in the Sixties our first child was born. Your mother and friends will tell you all the things you should do like what to feed them, what kind of things to use for diaper rash, and the list goes on, and on. I listened to my mother because she raised five kids and I am sure it wasn’t easy. I know you have heard all this before, but as my Dad would say “I don’t care if you already know this, just listen and you may learn something new I didn’t tell you before”.

One of the things my Mother told me was that when the baby gets old enough to walk to be sure and have all the doors shut in the house. Always remember to keep an eye on where the child is at all times. Seems to be such trivial advice that one writes it off as common sense. So many parents think they naturally have this under control, but let me tell you my story.


My daughters name is Gwendolyn but we call her Gwen. In just a few minutes she got away! The doors that lead outside the house were shut. We looked everywhere in the house (I mean everywhere!). We looked under beds, chairs, in the closet, bathrooms, just everywhere! By this time we were worried. I went outside and looked all around the house, then up and down the street! I asked the neighbor if he had seen her and he had not. By this time I was frantic!

I went back in the house and looked again and Gwen was not to be found. I went back outside and while standing in the backyard I looked over at the drive way. There was a culvert under the drive way I thought to myself “no, she would not be in there!”. I hurried on over to the ditch knelt down on one knee and looked in the pipe, about two feet in, there was Gwen just laying there! I reached in and got her out. As I held her in my arms I said “Thank You God!”. I told myself “I will now forever remember” what my Mother told me.

“A small child can get away from you in a blink of an eye.”!


I have tried to teach my kids the word “awareness”, always know what’s going on around you at all times at home, or while you are out shopping.


As an afterthought consider this.

IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE! But……..

If I had put safety latches on my doors the incident may never had happened!

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One Response to “Lost or Missing?”

  1. lacy Says:

    That is very funny because the same thing happened to the same person.But with me and my uncle in the flour and suger tubs.Love the story!!!!

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