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.