PARDON ME FOR BRAGGING BUT…
She may not be heard much, she may recede from the crowd a little, and you can even forget she is there, but she packs a wallop in her old uncle’s heart.
Her name is Sarah, and when she was born, she was as bald as a 90-year-old man, praying for Rogain! She was so bald that we all considered a fertilizer to stimulate hair growth. Today, it runs down past her shoulders!
Yesterday, we met at my daughter Ellen’s home for an interview with a lovely and talented woman named Jennifer DiGianni. Jennifer is the program director for the Shoreham ICF, in Shoreham/Wading River. It is a huge 92 bed complex for individuals who cannot fend for themselves. It takes a sound, intelligent and compassionate individual to do so. In addition to all that, she is beautiful both in her heart and soul, while lighting up her office with her beautiful face.
We sat in Jennifer’s office, and that little girl who was born yesterday was asking questions about becoming a social worker, while she is working for her master’s in social work at Dowling College.
As we sat through the interview, I couldn’t help but reflect on how my baby sister Joanne, her mom, went off to college, only yesterday.
I am proud that she has chosen a profession that I think has a high calling. To help those of us that need help and compassion to get by a day ranks right up there, with being a doctor or nurse! It is a profession that without it, our social structure could fall from the weight of the burden that these wonderful people help ease.
So, Sarah thanks a million for whatever it is you do decide to do in this field. People like you can say: “I do something meaningful for the world.”
Yes, that’s MY niece!
Today is the 1,000th Delbloggolo! Join me today for a cupcake celebration, followed by a Jack Daniels manhattan.
Please remember DD and John, my brother-in-law, and all those that need our prayers.