Footprints on Our Hearts

                                                                                 By Delyse Twitty

Delyse sitting outside of the Columbus Ronald McDonald House

Delyse sitting outside of the Columbus Ronald McDonald House

I truly believe that I’m one of the luckiest people in the world to be able to have my dream job. I’d often heard the saying, “Find something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”, but I wasn’t sure that it was actually possible.  In December I discovered that it was not only possible, but that the saying was 100% true.

My name is Delyse Twitty and I am a Family Services Manager at the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio. Words can’t even begin to describe the love that I have for my job. I always knew that I wanted to work at a nonprofit, and the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio was always my first choice.  The reality of this amazing organization is even greater than I ever dreamed that it could be.  The staff and volunteers are beyond wonderful, but it’s the families here that change your life.  Every family that stays here has their own story, their own unique set of circumstances and they each leave their own special set of footprints on your heart.  I treasure the time that I get to spend privately with each family and I cherish every moment that I work here.

I can honestly say that I wake up every day and feel completely blessed that I get to work around such great people. Every day here is an eye opening, heartwarming reminder that I’ve found my place in this world. I get to spend my days with the best staff, volunteers and families imaginable, and for that I am forever thankful. The Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio has truly changed my life.