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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Caring Heart: He Got a Job!

This is a day almost all parents look forward to eagerly.  Parents of children with special needs or concerns often wonder if it will ever come. When it happens, it is truly celebrated.

He Got A Job!

He got a job! A real job.  Not something the school set up, or one that I found.  He got a job on his own. He saw the sign, went in, and asked about it.  I don't know how, but he did the paper work on his own.  He even met with the manager after school for an interview without us having a clue.  He had even figured out how he could get to and from work on his own, and had been sure that it would fit in his schedule.  I hope I always remember the look in his eyes when he told us.  He tried to act casual at dinner.  But he could barely sit still and was clearly eager to tell us something.. he was practially jumping out of his skin.  With eyes shining and back tall he told us.  The whole table practically exploded with congratulations.  Thank you, God for sticking with him. Thank you for helping us stick with him.  TYhank you for teaching him to stick with himself.  He got a job!

Excerpted from "The Caring Heart Speaks: Meditations for foster, kinship, and adoptive parents" by Gail Underwood Parker,   Artwork by Anna Parker David from the book cover.

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