it's time to excerpt the same energy to my girl.
she makes me SMILE.
(most of) all.the.time.
and can be successful,
and to make sure everyone understands the same,
she's artistic, hands-on, visual;
and it breaks my heart ...
because she has such a heart of gold,
and such the personality.
so back to square one - why does everything have to be such a fight?
as a teacher, we constantly want our students to think "outside the box",
and sometimes, us teachers, need to think, "outside the box" too.
and small reminders of how AMAZING she is definitely wouldn't hurt.
I then inquired about a computer program for kids
Who can I contact to help your efforts move along more quickly
because my daughter NEEDS this now."
then I left, letting them make me feel, once again,
like some crazed mom who's trying to make her child,
something's she's not. and had to remind myself,
I'm not the one NOT getting it.
I know MY daughter.
If she doesn't have me, who does she have?
That same afternoon, I received a phone call from our county's developmental board of disabilities.
(the same AMAZING board who provides funds to help aiden receive his wonderful OT
to help you understand what you can't quite put your thumb on,
I'm not crazy.
No, not crazy.
I won't lower my expectations,
then I poured myself a glass of wine.
and cried a few of those "damn I hate she struggles, hate/love she qualified, what a big step this is" tears.
and it gave me the perfect amount of energy
to keep on,