Thursday, March 25, 2010
Minds Really Truly CAN Be Changed!
By now if you have read my blog for any period of time you have read the various posts about the client at my job who has had no problem sharing her racists views with me. Here are the links to the previous posts regarding some of the interactions I have had with her:
Well, after all of the talks, all of the patience, and all of the SHOCK, I received an amazing phone call from her the other day. She called to tell me that she "loves me" and that I make her day every time she sees me. I almost fell out of my chair! She also told me that she prays for my family on a daily basis and is so happy for me that I have such a wonderful family! I am going to be honest, at first it freaked me out a little bit. I thought, "How did we get to this point?" This is someone who hated black people just a few short months ago and now after our many, many talks and interactions, she is slowly moving towards love for everyone! Wow! That is pretty powerful! There were times when it was hard to stomach having conversation with her, and now it's all about positive thoughts, moving forward, and accepting everyone! Mind you, she isn't totally there yet. She still has not seen her son that is married to a black woman, and she has not seen her grandson in a very long time, but she IS praying that it works out. Before, she wanted nothing to do with them and now she is actually praying about it. Let me just say WOW again! I am going to be seeing her today so I will see if there has been even more progress since the last time. The lesson I have learned in all of this is, never give up on someone no matter how bad it seems, and never ever stop fighting for what you believe in. Minds really truly can be changed!