So today I completed my very first day of training as a CASA (court appointed special advocate) or guadian ad litem. In two weeks I will be sworn in by the judge here in Collin County and be the official legal voice of an abused or neglected child. I will basically be the only constant in a child's life while he/she/they go through the foster care system/CPS. Ever since I was a college student and volunteering at a battered woman's shelter I have wanted to volunteer with CASA. But since it seemed time consuming and I had work, an infant and full time school I could never commit myself to it. Until now. I feel this is the right time in my life to do this. I feel that if I can just make a difference in one child's life that it will be worth it. The training today was...a LOT...that's all I can say about it. I know that the Lord will give me the strength to complete this task that he has set out for me to do. I only pray that I will be a good advocate for the child they assign me.
I'll blog more about it later.
To find out more about CASA go to http://www.casaofcollincounty.org/