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Alpha writes…

Posted by meganmoriarty on May 17, 2010

In response to Luis’s post from our May 4th Tuesdays Together session, Alpha had this to say:

This day (May 4th) was one of the most significant days I’ve ever experienced in terms of support, in my life, and which I’ll hardly forget as well. A wonderful support from great people at the Tuesdays Together, from some major staffs at Impact Silver Spring, board-members, and community members who had been very appreciative of my help and support with the Neighbor Corps at the Wheaton area, had showed me the strength and power a community has and that such things (support) can’t just always be found within your family or family members, best friends or from your closest partner, but from your love-ones like.

On that day, later in the afternoon; as I coming from a job interview from all the way Arlington, Virginia, very tired of the long driving distance, the high capacity of intense traffic, and the hot burning sun and finally got home. In entering my house I decided to check the mail box to see if there’s any new mail, and as I did, I found just one letter which was specifically for me and when I opened it my day become marvelous, amazing, and wonderfully great.

I danced all around my house for about an hour with joy and craziness listening to some my favorites songs that are very meaningful and amazing to me because of the great news that I’ve always been waiting for has arrived successfully in peace and has brought joy to me, my family, and my awesome community.

So later on that day after having some fun I decided to pass the info on to Megan Moriarty a staff of Impact Silver Spring who I have great connection with so that she can announce it to everyone within the community and organization and all was done successfully and in accordance and then after that I received a large amount of felicitation from a lot of people by phone calls, text messages, and also my email and I gratefully appreciate and thanked everyone for as well.

As the news was distributed to everyone within the network, I was very exited and grateful for everything and thought that will be all, but actually it wasn’t, it was just the beginning of the extraordinary day that I never expected or thought of. At 6:20pm on that same day, I was running a little late to get to the Wheaton Catholic Charity Church at Georgia Ava where the Tuesdays Together takes place. When I finally got there Megan asked me to be the last person to introduce myself to the group which I thought was just a common thing for me to do. I never new what was going-on till when I finished introducing my self to the group and told them one good thing that happened to me during that week which was about my G.E.D that successfully I passed and everyone was exited as well as me.

After the introduction as I was about to walk-off from the group to go start my ESOL class with some of the people in another room, Megan gave me a big amazing congratulant card made by the group with everyone’s signature and felicitations in it, and a big sweet cake which I can not even describe properly made by Alex (an awesome staff of Impact Silver Spring) and so much more and all that made me realize what it to be within or part of this exiting, amazing, nice, wonderful community or network.

So in conclusion, once more I thank everyone for everything they did regarding this matter and I gratefully appreciate everything from the bottom of my heart, and hope for you to have the same great things on any of your special days or occasion, and am always here ready to give my feedback in terms of help and to anyone without any hesitation.

Thanks

BY ALPHA Y SERRY

One Response to “Alpha writes…”

  1. […] a social worker to figure out how her son Marvin can take a GED prep class. Marvin got to chat with Alpha who encouraged him to keep pursuing that GED […]

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