Presser – CFSR DHHS

My prepared notes, that I left at home.

Hello,

My name is Vernon J & I spent my juvenile and teenage years in foster care.,

As a juvenile I was removed from my father’s house due to neglect.

I was then reunited with my mother and due to abuse was returned to the foster care system at age 15.

IF it wasn’t for foster care, I wouldn’t be here today.  I’m thankful for my great foster parents, good social work staff, and other caring individuals throughout my life.

I’m currently the General Manager of store for a National Chain. As a foster child you can be successful. This is why I’m happy to serve the children, stakeholders, and citizens of Nebraska though the Children’s Commission and Commission for the Protection of Children.

We can make everybody that has contact with DHHS a successful outcome. IF that is reunification, adoption, or alternative permanent solution. I’m happy to do my part to contribute to those success outcomes.

YES the are challenges, but we have a GREAT Opportunities to meet those challenges head on.

I look forward to seeing the continued movement though the PIP at the Department over weeks, months, and years going forward.

Thank YOU.  

What: Nebraska DHHS PIP Kick-off Event
When: Tomorrow 13:00 to 15:30
Where: The Marriott Cornhusker Hotel – Lancaster Ballroom
Why: Discuss the CFSR & Program Improvement Plan.

As a former Youth in Foster care & Board Member of the Nebraska Children’s Commission & Commission for the Protection of Children I’m happy to speak about my experience.

IF you don’t know my story, I went to foster care twice in my life, (before 1st grade & after 15).

will post my prepared notes later. 

Giving Back

I’m glad to work for a company, supports an organization (that I also use =d to work at). #Omaha Runs on Dunkin’ https://twitter.com/DunkinNE/status/935261423445446663

Love is

Love is …

1 Corinthians 13:4-8New International Version (NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

The Shooter

I have seen multiple headlines, facebook posts about what happened.

Only Sarah Huckabee Sanders said ‘the blood is on the shooters hand’

I don’t care if you are tall, short, liberal, conservative, Lactose intolerant or an Ice Cream lover.

Only 1 person is to blame & it is that person.

Not the gun laws, the gun manufacturing industry et al.

THE PERSON.

Any questions?

Like It

You struting like you didn’t just work 14 hours on your feet & doing it again tomorrow. OH, &7 YOU CALLED that lady from #Saturday.

We don’t …

So I was talking to Amanda.

I told her the Emmy’s where on tomorrow, which is today.

She responded, we don’t have cable.

I was like they are on ABC, it is actually on cbs.

She responded with, ‘well that TV isn’t plugged in’.

YES that’s a much better answer.

Contact me

With #MMJ reporting from @nicolecousinstv @Maya_Reports  & others. People are generally misbehaving themselves at @JeffFortenberry ‘s #townhall. This is why Congressman are not having them & requesting people contact their office directly.

It takes more thought & less emotion to write a letter.

Also you don’t get that social feedback of being a jerk.

It’s MARCH

A brand new Month.

Are  you ready to be the baddest on the block? 

Join Vernon J & Lion brothers nuzzle one another on the grasslands of Masai Mara, Kenya from the San Diego zoo. 

What was that?

They always say do something you love. I’m glad that ‘after that’, I can get in the kitchen & make me some #lasagna for dinner.

NOT Good. NOT GOOD.

God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Amen.