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Pathways: A Poem

March 5, 2012

Today’s guest post comes from Janet, the Case Manager at our Pathways program. In her first post for the Calvary Comments blog, Janet shared her thoughts on what a day in the life of a case manager looks like. Today, she’s written an acrostic poem about some of the lessons she’s learned from the women at Pathways:

I have come to realize over the years that sometimes you have to look beyond what is “showing up” in front of you in order to get it – or understand it. When I think about the women at Pathways and all of what I have come to “see” in them, so much comes to mind:

Protectors wholeheartedly of their dignity, regardless of how they show up;

Assured and assertive sometimes, but faced by great challenges other times;

Troopers that walk in the cold and heat, rain or shine, tired or not;

Heavenly blessed, many of them tell me…and steadfast in that conviction;

Women who are mothers and daughters and sisters and aunties…regardless;

Always on the move, resourceful and resilient;

Youthful in their dancing and laughing and dreaming; so

Simple words or thoughts in no way would describe these courageous women.

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