Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Or I guess I should say that dealing with family sometimes sucks, doesn't it?
My brother and I still argue over who Mom loves more (it used to be him, but now I am the favorite -- at least today...).
I might have my mouth all set for Sunday lunch at Joe T Garcias, but no -- some family member has to be back to run errands and so we have to eat at Burger House. Ugh.
First world problems, huh?
I also think back to when I was in middle school and my younger brother drove me absolutely crazy. He thought it was hilarious to bug me and my friends at a slumber party, or to stand around looking stupid when a date came to pick me up in high school.
And don't even get me started on having to take him with me when my friends and I wanted to go to the Village or to a movie at NorthPark. SOOOOO gross.
Yes, family can drive us bonkers -- but this week I was reminded of the alternative here at Community Partners of Dallas.
On Monday we had a CPS caseworker ask us for some help to provide a fun outing for some kids. Eight kids. Six brothers and 2 sisters. One family.
These kids have been removed from an unsafe home and placed into foster care -- in four different foster homes.
So for just a bit of money we were able to give this family what they craved -- one another. After being separated from one another for an extended period of time, they were all brought together by their caseworker for an afternoon of fun at Dave & Busters. My mouth is smiling and my eyes are watering at the thought of them running to one another with shouts of joy.
I love my family.
P.S. And God bless that caseworker, too.