I’m often asked to share what it’s like living and working at Maggie’s Place and most of the time I feel like…
So here’s anoter whack at it with the help of some wonderful GIFs (and a couple memes)!
When a donor comes to the door and says, “Hi, I just wanted to drop off a few items I got for you from your wishlist.”
Getting the call in the middle of the night – “My water broke. I need to go to the hospital.”
When you have to be ready for anything… at any time.
When another community member likes the same obscure thing you do.
When Becky Greene come to do a formation on the wonder of natural family planning and totally owns it and you feel like a standing ovation is in order.
When you can’t remember anything because you’re thinking of everything.
When a new mom is moving in.
When a mom is suffering and there’s nothing you can do but suffer with her.
When you receive encouragements from another community member.
When someone asks if we deliver the babies.
When we read the house rules to a mom and ask her to move in.
When the baby giggles for the first time.
When your goal or resource suggestion is way off in a contact meeting.
When the moms and babies are reaching goals and milestones and making it rain with achievements (AKA bubbles!).
When moms return from a successful interview.
When you print intake folders ahead of time so they’re ready to go and then get an email that the documents have been updated.
Having to show tough love by giving a strike or consequence.
Doing announcements at community night.
How you feel after a staff meeting that adds 20 more tasks to your to do list.
When everyone’s hormones are out of control.
What goes through your mind at least once a day when you’re in charge.
After mom has been up all night with her baby.
After a stressful day.
When you tell an epic story from your experience at Maggie’s Place.
By Lety Sanchez, a (now alum) MissionCorps member