I had originally planned on posting pictures of our trip to the pumpkin farm today, but some things happened this morning and my heart just isn't in it. I will post them later in the week, however.
Today, I just felt the need to write from my heart. Have you ever put you whole self into something, something that really didn't benefit you personally, to have one person come in a destroy everything you have built? Well, that happened to me today.
For the past four years I have poured a lot of time, energy and tears into a program, only to have the "new kid on the block" come in and basically say, "I'll take it from here and I'm doing it my way." No thanks for all you've done, all you've created...thanks for nothing. I probably would not be as hurt, except that his decision not only effects me, it effects a lot of young lives. Lives I truly cared about.
His decision comes because I disapproved of a decision he made, something if made public, most would disagree with. Well he didn't like the fact that I shared my OPINION. I didn't tell him what to do, how to handle it, only that I disagreed with what took place. It was a matter of integrity for a program I'd spent so many years helping to build. A program he hopes to build.
It's really sad that adults these days feel the need to win at all costs.