I’ve been robbed…

14 Nov

After almost 5 years with 2 of my clients….Their family has abruptly left the company I work for.

I have been robbed of my chance to say goodbye.

In 2008 I first met the little guys.  Since starting with them I have worked with them at least 4 days a week. 4 days a week for the past 4 1/2 years. I have gone to school with these boys every year. The family and I even joked about picking a local college for them to attend so that I could continue shadowing the boys. I spent more time with them than my own family. They became my little brothers. In fact, the whole family became like family to me. I grew close with the mom, and watched the siblings grow up over the past 4 1/2 years.  I was told I was “part of the family”.

I’ll skip all the details, but somewhere along the way…and I really don’t know where, things went sour last week. And in an instant, I went from “part of the family” to hardly more than a stranger; an enemy even.
And in a moment, I was robbed of my chance to say goodbye to the little boys I love as if they were my own brothers.
The finality of this relationship is a pill I’m not ready to swallow. But not having the chance to see them one more time, and let them know I won’t be seeing them anymore but how much I will miss them…. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to swallow that.

After almost 5 years together…. I have been so robbed.

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5 Responses to “I’ve been robbed…”

  1. Angela Van Dorn November 14, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    That is just so tragic Angelina! Sorry to hear that!

  2. Larry Rector November 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Ang, You have chosen a field of work that takes a tremendous amount of energy and time, a field that can often be so rewarding that you would do it for free, a field that puts your customers right in the middle of your heart,,,,,, unfortunately its also a field that repays nothing,. You have the passion in your heart to do this work knowing that the kids you serve may not even have a clue what you have done, Please don’t let this event alter your passion to serve the kids who need your services. You and God know what you have done for these kids and if it were up to them you would still be there, they have been robbed as well as you. Your work is done here and you have made a tremendous impact, now move on to the next family that desperately needs needs your help.

    • angelina258 November 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      Thanks Dad. I appreciate it. You’re right.

  3. Alicia January 26, 2013 at 4:10 am #

    I know the family that you are speaking of and I am so sorry but I have to say that I am not surprised. There was always a potential for extreme chaos at any moment in that home. I love those boys too. They have lost an amazing friend and sister in you. XOXOX

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