Saturday, August 22, 2015

You Know You're A Social Worker When...

I had just got out the pool and told my daughter not to stay in the water because I needed to take a shower.  She assures me she is fine and not to fret...she's not a baby anymore.  After I get out of the shower, I look out the window and don't see her.

I call her name to see if she is in her answer. I open the door, don't see her.  Glean the bottom of the pool...empty.  My heart races, my mind in ten seconds has more horrible thoughts than most mothers would ever even fathom.  Now, mind you, I am wrapped in a towel and ready to sprint through the neighborhood this way if necessary.  Yes, I am not very practical at times.

I decide I should put on something more than a towel while I call her cell.  Ummm. She is in the garage measuring something for her dad...he was at Lowe's and needed measurements for something.  I shake my head at myself and laugh.

You know you are a social worker when....

Your daughter is not in the pool and immediately she has been kidnapped in your mind.

Your head itches and you are sure you have head lice.

You always check the mattress for bugs before you lay on it when you travel.

You never open the door without looking through the peep hole.

You wouldn't let your children go anywhere with anyone without a background check first.

On another level....

You know you're a social worker when....

You see hope in the eyes of the hopeless and that is enough to make your entire career worthwhile.

You have more room in your heart than in your home....if only you could bring them all home.

You always look for the good in people....everyone has strengths to build on.

You never say never because there is always a way.

You believe in change and want to be the agent to bring it about.

You know when you are cussed out, it really means I am stressed and thankful for your help.

You don't let emotions drive decisions.

You believe in moving mountains to help someone you have never met before.

You wouldn't trade your career for anything in the world!

Love being a social worker!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Random thought for today...

Friends...the thought of friends always makes me think of the song Friends are Friends Forever....some of you have heard me break out and sing that song.

Someone asked me, "what is a true friend?" -- my answer.

Friends are people who are with you no matter what.

They don't judge you.
They don't use you.
They don't snub you.
They don't ignore you.
They don't mind you.

They do love you unconditionally.
They do care about you.
They do want to be around you.
They do share your passions.

They get your jokes.
They laugh even when they don't.

They forgive you.
They know you.
Yet, they still love you.

They may disappear for a while.
But they always come back.

Some friendships are seasonal.
Others last a lifetime.

I am thankful for my friends!

John 15:12-15 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.