What a roller coaster ride the past two weeks have been! Today we had a meeting at 4:15 with the president of Children's Home and the employees who got their pink slips yesterday. The short end of a very long and convoluted story is that I will have a letter in hand tomorrow rescinding my lay-off notice from yesterday. The longer story is this: the director of DCFS was involved in a lawsuit as of last week saying that cutting various counseling services because of budget cuts was in direct violation of the BH law. The judge decided yesterday in favor of kids in care and that the DCFS director would not be allowed to cut any counseling contracts. So, as of today, the director has said that all counseling contracts will be issued within 5 days at current 2009 levels for the 2010 budget year. As far as I know, this means that I have a job for the next fiscal year! I am not very emotionally sound right now :). I am not jumping for joy yet because of the roller coaster. And I'm still in the shock/denial phase. But as far as I know, this is only good news. Good news for the kids that I see and good news for my job!
Let's see. I am in my thirties and single. I love spending time with my family, friends, reading, playing games, and spectating (but not playing) sports. I was born in Illinois, raised in Georgia, and went to graduate school in Texas. I now live back in Illinois. I work at an agency doing in-home therapy with kids and their families. I attend Bethany Baptist Church and work with AWANA, volunteer in the nursery, and am active in the Career class. My favorite drink is Dr. Pepper (I even like Dr. Pepper Jelly Bellies). Winter is my favorite time of year and in the winter I love to curl up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate.