This new job that I might take is dealing with a lot of "troubled or at risk" youth with hard home lives. I always thought I liked working on the prevention side of things more, but to be able to teach these kids a new way of life, that there is still hope, and that they have the power to create a new journey for themselves is just great. Now, I am not naive I know it will be very challenging and not all of the kids will change or even attempt to, but I am hopeful and excited to try.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Good morning! I have had a great morning taking care of business. I was offered the job that I interviewed for on Monday and the details are being worked out, I will talk more about it once it's finalized. I am going to finally see a girl I've been mentoring (missed a visit because of the whole car with no lug nuts thing). I pray that it's nice out because I want to take her to the petting zoo. She LOVES animals and it's a great way to see her excitement for life. There's a place nearby where she can go horseback riding. I am going to try and teach her a little guitar (her foster parents got her one a while ago). It's just so sad that this young girl has had such an abusive past but the potential for her to turn her life around is amazing to me. For her to take control of her behavior and engage in all the good things life has to offer. She has great support at home now and I hope to only add to that group. She wants to roller skate and now that it's getting nice I hope to do that with her soon. I just feel excited for her and all the good things she has to learn, relationships that could be mended, and to pave a new path for her.
Posted by Lindsay and Matt at Friday, May 01, 2009