Well my daughter came home last night about 12:30 and left again, of course against my wishes to put it lightly!!! Then today she tells me she had an argument with some Latin Kings last night in the Bronx. Okay so I go into mom mode and give her the "dangers" lecture and try and make her see that she is not invincible and she needs to make better choices, well you all know the drill, yada, yada, yada, as I do every single day of my life. Of course to no avail, because what does my brainchild do next? She puts a kitchen knife in her pocket and gets on the bus to go back to the bronx!! HELLO!!! What is wrong with her??? As I am fighting with her to please think about what she is doing and the danger she is putting herself in, she curses me out and tells me I am stupid and I dont know what I am talking about. She is going to end up dead. I called my case worker and of course got his voice mail as he is, again, out of town. I left a not so nice message demanding something be done right this very minute before we end up at my daughter's funeral!!! I mean she is risking her life on a daily basis, she meets guys off the internet, hangs out with gang members and gets in strange cars with men, yes grown men, alone!!! She told me the other day some guy tried to convince her to become a stripper. Oh did I mention that about 3 weeks ago she called me crying about 2 am to come and get her from the bronx because she got in the car with 2 guys who left her because she wouldn't strip for them. I am terrified for her life and no matter what me and my family do or say, she just keeps on making these horrible, risky choices. Every time she leaves my house I am a nervous wreck until she comes home. I am so frustrated with the system for not making this a priority. I dont know what else to do. It's like watching her driving down the highway at 120mph on the wrong side of the road and I just cant stop the car!!!! I feel completely helpless and am a terrified mess. I am at this point hoping she gets arrested, at least that way she will be safe. Pretty sad huh? Thanks for listening.