I’m afraid I’ve been a bit on the negative side lately with the challenges we are facing in potentially moving Amanda, and the dealings with agencies and caseworkers. Thanks for letting me air my frustrations! I would like today’s note to be a positive one. Aren’t most ‘comments’ and ‘reviews’ negative and full of complaints and all the things gone wrong? I have been reminded to include the positive things too.
The following was posted by Anna – I saw it on Facebook and asked her if I could repost it and she said “yes”. Anna takes care of a special needs young adult, but is also a part time worker for my very own Amanda.
“It’s pretty great to make such a positive impact on a person’s life. Helping people with disabilities has opened my eyes more to seeing people dealing with the trials in their life, rather than just seeing the disability itself. Being able to be a part of their life, actually see life through their eyes, understanding the pain that they feel. These people have had more surgeries, more judgment, more awkward stares, and more emotion than most can imagine. To be completely dependent on others, having their privacy completely invaded in every imaginable instance, and still having the love and trust in others is something I can never fully comprehend. I’m honored to be able to be a part of these people’s lives. And to think, when I started this job I thought I would be helping them, but instead of me being a positive influence on them, they have been an even bigger one on me.”
Thank you Anna.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.