Friday, May 22, 2009

50 Years of Love

You all know where I work - St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children. There are links for both the Home's website and their own blog over there on the right-hand side of the page. It is a residential facility for children with severe and profound multiple handicaps.

But that's not how it started. St. Mary's began as an orphanage run by the Daughters of Wisdom, located in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. One of those sisters, Sister Mary June Morin, is still with us.

Wait, that sounded strange. Sis is not the only one still alive, she is just the only one still at the Home. That's it.

50 years is a long time to remain in any one job. But St. Mary's isn't any ordinary job for Sister. It is her calling and her passion. She lovingly and tirelessly tends to our kids and keeps the rest of us in line at the same time.

We celebrated her 50th anniversary at the Home just recently, and tonight, our local PBS station devoted the entire half-hour of their program, What Matters, to Sister's story. And what a fascinating story it is. You can see the entire program here, but your computer will need to have QuickTime installed. If you don't have it, if is a free download, and here is the link.

Watch the show. Your life will be better for it.

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