Most social workers know the analogy of the old man and the starfish. As the story goes: a young woman, jogging along the sea shore, stopped when she came across a strange scene. The beach, she observed, was covered with starfish, having been thrust upon the sand by violent waves. Unable to live outside of … Continue reading But what can I do?
After the painThe tearsThe cries for mommaYou lie in a strange bedIn a strange roomIn a strange houseWith strangers.Your mind reaches out for truthDesperately clawing at memories pastSeeking the answer to your only questionWhat did I Do?You were ripped from your mother's armAs you screamed out her nameThe echoes still reverberatingIn your heart.She didn't respondReach … Continue reading FOSTER CHILD
Driving to work yesterday, I listened (as is my habit) to the local Contemporary Christian radio station. A song began playing that I had heard many times...but never really paid heed to the words. That day they struck a chord. You're a good good father it's who you are And I'm loved by you It's … Continue reading Resiliency!
So, someone who followed my blog, asked me how I always stay positive and encouraging about a job that is as thankless and unappreciated as social work. I gave her a thoughtful, life altering answer... I. Don't. I am human, just like the rest of us. I feel the weight as well. Sometimes I feel … Continue reading My Pity Party
Late one day, at the end of the week, I stood looking out at the city of Birminham through the windows of my 11th floor office. The view was amazing as darkness descended and thousands of lights gave the appearance of a magical world filled with excitement and promise. For someone. Not me. I, however, … Continue reading The Least of These
https://winndixiechina.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/commentary-for-this-evening/ Just sharing another side of me from my poetry/prose blog.😁