Tuesday, April 10, 2007

On a super positive note...

This bitch got a fantabulous phone call that I’ve just got to share!

As some of you know, a bitch is a volunteer and I have been teaching classes at shelters for several years now. There have been many ups and far too many downs, but the ups make my volunteer work beyond rewarding.

The downs…well, I could do without them…but life ain’t perfect.

Anyhoo, this bitch got an “up” this morning.

One of my former students has been accepted to college on a full scholarship! She will be studying history and hopes to go into law. She and her beautiful baby girl will be leaving soon after she graduates from college.

This achievement comes after much struggle…a lot of downs followed by ups. Miss T. has battled addiction and abuse…fear and doubt…and one colic-based baby drama that just had to hit during finals (wink).

And it has been my privilege to witness her being liberated from fear…inspired by learning…and empowered by parenthood.

Shit!

There goes the mascara!

Sniffle followed by sniffle.

So, I wanted to share this moment with y’all since you’ve sure as shit been subjected to more than a little volunteer based bitchitude (wink) in the past.

And you be sure to carpe that diem when you get to Atlanta, Miss T.!

Lawd, I’d jump up and down but my leg still hurts…

13 comments:

more cowbell said...

YESYESYES! That makes me so happy to hear about a young person overcoming all of that and just snatching that education! Good for her! Education means options, and she just grabbed the Brass Ring of options, for her and her little one.

what a testament to this young woman's strength and character, to run right over those obstacles in her way. She's setting the standard for her little one, too --I trust she's damn proud of herself.

Hell yeah, way to kick ass. Thanks for sharing this one.

Sarah said...

You get a free pass to heaven!
I was off work most of last year after some surgical complications and some other shit nobody wants to hear about. Anyway, it gave me the opportunity to volunteer most of the year. You really do get back more than you give...and somehow it brings good people into your life.

GayProf said...

I am really happy for you and for your student! All the cool people major in history.

Jeff said...

That rocks, as do you!

EverydaySuperGoddess said...

That's just fantastic. Hooray for the triumphant Miss T, and hooray for ABB.

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Both you and Miss T. got to go on with your bad selves!

Maya's Granny said...

You just never know which pebble is going to produce the biggest ripples. Hearing of things like this makes my day.

terrintokyo said...

long time lurker says: congratulations!

BigAssBelle said...

yay! that has me smiling in the midst of all of the dreadful world and national news. good things do happen every day. thanks for sharing that.

Neska said...

Congratulations to all three of you!!!

Nicholas said...

That is brilliant news! Congratulations to you and congratulations to her. Especially as she will be studying history -- the best subject of all!

Katchen said...

Whohoo; that's fantastic!

Sara said...

Hey, that is awesome. Thank you so much for all your good work.

Thanks to "Miss T.," too, for your own good, hard work. Even with help many stumble and fall, but you haven't let yourself be stopped. Best wishes for the future.