Approaching the end of a very busy day… you know the kind I mean… so much to do and it still feels like you have had little impact on the to do list! Not as much time engaging with people as you would like…
AND THEN… John needs support with his personal care before he gets his transport home. You and a colleague assist him to get up from his chair. John starts conversing in his own special way… bup, bup, bup – you respond, repeating exactly what he has said, he looks at you, beams, reaches up and puts his arms around you. You reach out and do the same. You are both looking at each other, arms remaining in place… bup, bup, bup – He smiles, you smile, linked together.
AND THEN…… you realise why you love doing what you do, why there is very little that can beat this feeling.
John… Thanks for reminding me of what is really important. You are the best teacher I will ever have!
It’s these little moments that are really big!
Senior Learning Support Worker, Chesterfield