While spending what I had planned as a relaxing weekend at the beach, I had a heart attack. Unplanned, unexpected and unforeseen, the event changed my universe. There were no warning signs. No pain, no tightness of chest. No elephant sitting on me. No dizziness. No nausea. For the previous week, however, I had a … Continue reading The Journey Back
I have not blogged in a few weeks due to a heart attack and bypass surgery. Getting stronger every day and will be back soon. Meanwhile enjoying your work! Angie
As a young, ambitious social worker, I worked hard to grow professionally while achieving goals. After a year of focusing, learning and experience, my statistics were good, client satisfaction was high and my small county rated highly in state ranks in child welfare. To be sure, I was fortunate to be part of a great … Continue reading A Slice of Humble Pie
At the age of Sixteen, I knew everything there was to know about everything. (dont all teens?) Fiercely independent and willful, I despised being told what to do...by anyone. I equated instruction with criticism and criticism with insult. At the age of Sixteen, I was also embarking on the journey of discovering the Love of … Continue reading The Serpent in the Shrubbery
If you grew up going to Sunday School, you know the story of David and Goliath. If you didn't; the story summary is thus. In a battle between warring factions, one side had recruited a Giant. Each morning this massive warrior would lumber to the front lines, taunting the other side with jeers and accusations … Continue reading Taking on the Giant
Beth and Michael Barns, brand new foster parents, were excited when their first child, Brad was placed with them. They knew his basic story. They knew he had been hurt. They knew he had been removed from his family. He was shy at first, but polite and obedient... In the beginning. They decided that they … Continue reading The Pain Doesn’t Stop When The Abuse Ends.
My mother, even now at 77 years old, is a force to be reckoned with. She has always been and continues to be fiercely independent, having her own mind and going full throttle to accomplish her plans. Her steam may be less intense as she walks her path, but the determination burns just as bright. … Continue reading Follow the Leader