Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Grateful for simple

One thing I didn't realize before I started my career was the sorrow and loss people experience every day. Kids are dumped in ER because their foster parents don't want them not to mention what their birth parents did. Teenagers cut themselves so they can feel. Elderly men and women have no one to see them to the end. Mothers and fathers end their lives because the hurt is too much. The drugs on the street are so potent they can kill with one injection. People choose illicit substances over their children. People suffer from mental illness and battle the persecutory voices in their heads. I would like to think there's more good than bad but most days my job confirms that there's an awful lot of horror.

I'm grateful my kids get grumpy and go through the recycle I organized to make transformer outfits. I'm glad I get to come home and see their shoes and crawl into bed with at least Oliver who has convinced my mum he needs to sleep in my bed:) I'm grateful my mum cares for them while I work. So grateful.