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Turning Anger into Action

The other day, I had a very heated discussion with a police Sergeant. I asked him what he wanted me to do, and he said “have faith and patience”.

My response was “I am not a waiter. I’m a doer. That’s why I asked you what I could DO.” I also told him, “I have a lot of strengths. Patience is not one of them.”

Since this conversation, I’ve done some self examination. This is what I’ve learned:

A) I cannot sit and wait patiently. Its not part of my personality. I need to be doing something positive to even consider having “faith”. If not, I will sit here and dwell in my own pity.
C) As Corey’s mother, I swore I would do everything in my power to keep him safe. Now, I feel like I’ve failed in this. So I must switch to doing everything in my power to catch his killer!!
D) As the mother of my other children, it is my responsibility to get up off my ass and FIGHT!!

I have an Associates in Human Services, a Bachelors in Social Work, and a Masters Degree in Organization Development. This extensive experience and education has served me well in organizing my efforts to this point. But if I am going to continue this (because this seems to have no end in sight), I must know more about Fundraising.

Therefore, I have come to a decision. I am going back to school.

Avila University offers a Graduate Degree in Fundraising. I’ve made application, and will await the acceptance. I have no reason to believe they would turn me down. Therefore, I am claiming this as already set in stone.

And WHEN we find Corey’s killer (I’m claiming this too!) I will turn my fundraising efforts toward whatever cause I’m lead to by God. Whether it is organ donation or victim’s advocacy… or something else, it’s in His hands.

Thank you for your continued support.

Gwen Carver

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