Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Thursday: Woo-Hoo

I am very happy this Thursday because of good news on the volunteer front. Among my volunteer careers, I coordinate the tutors at the local elementary school. It involves playing matchmaker between tutors and students, coordinating schedules with tutors, students, and teachers, and a mountain of paperwork for each. I've done it for a few years and I'm passionate about the difference the program makes in the lives of children.

But I've had enough now. I had the unhappy task of telling my supervisor that I am not going to do any volunteer work next year. It's all taking its toll. I need to take a breather.

We both worried about finding a replacement for me, and happily yesterday the perfect parent stepped up to the plate. She'll do a wonderful job and I have a great sense of relief that all my hard work will have some continuity.

Happy Dance time!

Happy Thursday is hosted by Goddess in Progress.

6 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Raggedy Girl said...

As a mom let me thank you for volunteering and now take your well deserved rest.
Roberta Anne

noble pig said...

It's always such a good feeling when someone worthy takes over your work.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Good for you!

I've been Volunteerphrenic for much too long and I'm starting to finally get my No on. It is good to see someone younger and faster than I step up!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

KUDOS to you for all the great volunteer work you did. Great job!

Debbie said...

God bless a good volunteer!

WidneyWoman said...

I'm proud of you for the courage it took to come to that internal decision and to make the official declaration and that it was not easy in coming and will be hard at first. So glad for the program and kids that a great replacement has been found.

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