Monday, March 23, 2009

From the Mouths of Babes

Something very unusual happened today... I was approached by one of the kids that belongs to Betty Crocker. He said that he has noticed the way I work. He says that he has heard me calling the parents and the Sponsors to get them to send what is needed for the kids cases. He says that I have managed to reunite many kids with their families within a few weeks. OMG @ I had no idea that he was paying attention to my work! The direct care workers said that the kids talk about their workers amongst themselves. OMG @ what a blessing for my work to be recognized by the kids!

He wanted to know what he could do to be placed on my caseload, because Betty Crocker does not move to help him. My heart goes out to this boy. I know where he is coming from, because when I inherited the cases that she transferred to me, it was like pulling teeth just to get phone numbers for the Sponsors or the parents. She depends too much on stickies and those things get lost or stick to the wrong places. Just this morning, I found one of her stickies of a closed case in an active file.

One bad thing is that Betty Crocker walked by when the boy was talking to me. I hope she doesn't ask me why I was talking to him. I don't want to disrespect anybody's work any more than I would like for them to disrespect mine.



friedmsw said...

Congrats on doing such a wonderful job! I have worked with foster children and when they noticed something that was special. Sounds like you are a very special person!

Joyce said...

How nice was that? Good for you GF. I knew you were wonderful and kids can feel it.
Hugs, Joyce

Senorita said...

Congratulations, screw Betty Crocker, who cares if she feels disrespected. Perhaps if she had been doing her job right, the kid wouldn't be coming to you.

Kids are very intuitive and really do notice the people who care. I am glad he noticed your work, and I am so happy for you :)

Sybil said...

That is so lovely Win. A remark like that from one of the boys is worth a 100 from any one else. I have always said that you are special and that the Lord had a special job for you to do...if only the wait could have been shorter !
Much Love Sybil xx

Myra said...

What a compliment to be recognized by the kids' themselves! Kudos to you for sticking to your work pays off! As for the other lady, her work speaks for itself too doesn't it?

Veronica B. EDMD said...

Congrats Win, you're doing a great job, and can look forward to a new apartment and a new you!


Robin said...

Congrats on doing so well:) I do hope that things can improve for that boy. He'll get somewhere in life -- he already knows how to observe, and step forward and ask.

Mike said...

Great job. One thing I think many people miss is that everyone notices everything and talks about it. I work in a lot of groups. There are no secrets.

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Congrats on doing such a wonderful job!

LORENZO said...

I think it may be time to tell Betty Crocker to get out of your face. "I'm not here to be your friend, this is my job, back off lady..."

Jimmy's Journal said...

You must be doing something right when the kids notice your work. I wouldn't worry too much about BC.