Thursday, November 27, 2008

week of change.

well. the time has finally come... i have found a place in Kankakee and I will be livin' the dream in the K-thrilla from now on. I havent even left my house yet and i am already home sick.. lol. I have learned so much lately and I am trying to be as teachable as possible because its worth it to learn by listening instead of experience....

I am really loving the job and I feel like I am beginning to make an impact. it so sad to know why people are in our building and my heart breaks in to so many pieces every week when this tiny little one walks past my office. it makes me angry too.. it makes me want to shoot every man and women who does this to people. it makes me want to take every convicted sex offender to Niagara falls toss them over and say a prayer for their souls. it doesnt seem fair for someone so small and innocent to have to go through counseling because of someone else selfishness. i know most offenders have been victims at once but that means we need to do something to stop the cycle. it wont ever end til we stand up and say NO MORE! ugh. ok... see... its thanksgiving and i am still ranting and raving.

i am so thankful for my job. I am thankful to be able to make in impact in any way i can. I am thankful for a loving family who never took advantage of eachother. I am thankful for supportive friends. God is good. Life is grand.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

why do some people...

like they dont have enough business of their own they gotta go mindin' mine...


Friday, November 21, 2008

thankful for...

my parents, my God, my friends, the CRC, Ron, Davey, Pete, Denise, Alex, Annalise, Kristin, my brothers, sister-in-laws, freedom, nephew, nieces, a car, a job, hope, friends, supporters, family, health, opportunities, college degree, no more school, miracles, Serae, JJ, laughing, Andrea, money, warm bed, privilege, heros, mentors, examples, parents who made me finish, lessons learned, KC-CASA, new friends, old ones, chance to work with people, jan, houston, Kankakee, the past, the future, the present. cheap gas, Ashley, CASA, New Life, Nelly, Johnny, Pastor, Christie, Michelle, Omar. Social work, Olivet, Mr. Fuller, my mom. karma, my new bike, basketball, soccer, a voice, songs, my wife (someday), Matt, Bric and Suzan. did i mention the CRC. my kids, Michael, jobs, cash, helping people. seeing smiles, feeling hurt. being thankful.

i cant even think of any more all i know is everyday i wake up I am more privledged and blessed. i refuse to forget all i have and all i get to see and be involved in everyday. i am blessed beyond belief. no doubt.



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

if only...

we could have another president like this...

Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A Lincoln.

A letter written to a mother who lost her 5 sons in battle by Lincoln... Truly one of our greatest presidents.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

still a kid.

i love acting like a kid... i figured i had done it for so long why change...

you know your still a kid when your whole mouth is blue all day from a gumball

you know your still a kid when you walk along any curb you can find like a balance beam

you know your still a kid when it takes all you can do to pay attention in church

you know your still a kid when you cant keep your shoes tied

you know your still a kid when you get the newspaper for the cartoons.

you know your still a kid when you manage to get your clothes dirty within minutes of starting your day! ughhh... my worst problem..

you know your still a kid when you relate better with kids!

you know your still a kid when your still fascinated by glow in the dark stuff

you know your still a kid when you can act like one and still be respected by adults!

you know your still a kid when you live the dream everyday!

I will forever be a kid and prolly live a lot longer because of the stress freeness.... : )

Try it! Its fun!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

we will see.

Just pray.

Planting seeds of hope, harvesting fields of changed lives.