Making my way up to the front door for my Thursday night shift at the Chanhassen house I am ready to for a night filled with laughter, card making, yoga, preparing dinner, helping with personal cares and spending time with some of the greatest individuals.
Each of us at MORA have different specialties, different qualities that we bring to the table. But one thing we all have in common is the compassion for all the individuals we serve at MORA, the dedication to give them all a life that is valued and the hard work and support we provide to each of them; who rely on us every single day.
One of the greatest moments I have experienced in the 5 years I have spent with MORA was while watching the guys at the Chanhassen house perform at the McPhail Center for Music. One of the guys, while dancing his heart out on stage in front of everyone found me in the crowd, and from afar him and I did our own dance moves. I would sway my arms back and forth, he would follow, he would point to me in reference to the song playing and I would point back. It was in that moment I knew I was doing the best thing in life.
I had spent 4 1/2 years with MORA before I began working in our homes and I can honestly say I wish I had done it sooner. There is no greater feeling in the work we all do, no greater joy in seeing those you serve get excited to see you and have them ask you how your day is before you get the chance to can ask them.
We couldn’t be Mount Olivet Rolling Acres without our Direct Support Professionals. We couldn’t be Direct Support Professionals without our clients, their families and the love for what we do.
I encourage you all to find your moment. Share it with your loved ones, your coworkers, with me, or write it down; just find your moment.