I’m listening

Just got a message out of no where from one of the first campers I ever worked with 6 years ago, my first summer on staff at Morry’s Camp. She explained in the long message how she had wanted to tell me for so long the impact that I had on her life. She just wanted to tell me Thank You for always believing in her even when she was’nt being her best self. As I read the message over and over probably about 10 times or so, the thing that stood out to me the most is when she said ” Even when you were tellling me things I didnt want to hear, I know you genuinely care about me and my well being.” When I think about all the work I’ve done with children over the past 9 years now, especially children with behavioral issues or children going through crazy things at home, that statement seems so powerful to me. That statement let me know that even though sometimes those children acted like they were blocking me out or trying to be a distraction so I would’nt think they were paying attention, THEY HEARD ME. I think her letter did more for me than she will ever know. Her letter made me feel validated in the work that I do. Just one more thing that lets me know that I’m making a difference in this world. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.



About IamPhillyPhil

I'm a true Florida Boy born and raised. I spent my elementary, middle and highschool years in the same southwest Florida town I was born in. So I decided that before 2012 was over I would move to New York City to see what else was out there and to chase my dreams. That's exactly what I did! I landed and great job with a Non-Profit youth development organization and made the move to the Big Apple. My days here so far have been full of many different adventures and I'm loving every minute of it! This blog is not only to document those adventures, but to hopefully share them as well.
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One Response to I’m listening

  1. Regina says:

    I always knew you would make an impact on the world. You are an amazing young man and I truly hope you know how proud of you I am. I have thanked God for trusting me with your early years and I have given you back into His care so I know you will always be ok. God has a calling on your life and though you have come far you still have not reached your full potential. He has greater things for you and you are deserving of it all. Love…

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