Life as a working mom and wife has really taken some adjusting to. I get up between 5 and 6 every morning and don't get back home until......well whenever I finally call it a day. It is definitely NOT a normal 8-4 job! I must say that I LOVE IT!!!!!! I am so blessed to have this job. Every day I deal with folks who are definitely not in a good spot in their life. Every day I see the worst and best in people. I do admit that I see more bad than good, but I have learned to hang on to the good in order to make it through the day. Everywhere I go people ask me what I actually do for my job. That is such a hard question to answer. My ultimate goal is to reunite parent and child. So, yes, that often involves me having to remove the child from the home in the first place. Besides that, I work cases, provide services, transport, drug test, make home visits, supervise visits, and go to court. I am often a person's biggest fan and WORST enemy all in one day. I have a job where people hate to see me coming. I understand this and try to be as respectful as possible. I cry often, and most would be surprised to know this. I cry when clients do good and, I cry with them when they don't and have to suffer the consequences. My heart and soul has become completely wrapped up in this job. I ADORE the journey that someone takes from absolute despair into a life full of possibilities. And the love of the journey makes up for the long days and emotional ups and downs that come with the job. I am fortunate that my own journey has brought me to this place in my life.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Madelyn is in the 2nd grade and has Mrs. Morrow. I was surprised that Madelyn is actually getting more into fashion this year. In the years before she couldn't have cared less about what she was wearing.
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Friday, August 6, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Picture me doing a little jig and dancing around the house belly bumping Tony and giving high fives to the kids! Yep That's a good visual isn't it? I kinda already knew that I had the job Thursday when I was called back to take a drug test. Today I was officially offered the position and told my salary and benefits. I am officially a Family Service Worker for Independence County Department of Human Services. The position pays $6,000 more a year than any of the other positions I have interviewed for. It also has all those great benefits that come with being a state employee. Needless to say, I am pumped! The job is going to be hard and very stressful, but I am going to give it my best try. I hope that I can handle it. For now, I am going to think about the positive and will probably be up most of the night wondering how big my office is going to be and how I will decorate it!
( Tony says I might as well go to bed because he is certain they are gonna put me in the hall or maintenance closet to shut me up!)
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Then Tony decided to ride the new ride they had this year. This thing was Insane! Tony said it was one of those rides that after it started you think to yourself what a stupid decision you made and then hold on for dear life! It went upside down, around in circles, and the chairs you were in spun individually! It was crazy to watch! If you zoom in on one of these pics you can see Tony dangling in mid-air!
Then they rode a couple of smaller rides together. I think they rode almost everything there except the kiddie rides.
It is just basically this seat that spins around at a high rate of speed while the whole ride also goes around in circles. Made me sick just looking at it! So, Maddy decided that it would be a good idea to lay down in the ride to really feel dizzy.........and it worked.......and not five minutes later she had this face!
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
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