Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Day... Another School... Another Try

Abby will be starting another school tomorrow. It's been a crazy week. Actually, that's an understatement.

I attended a meeting at 7:30 a.m. today with school faculty from Abby's current school and another school that offers a self-contained classroom. I knew they were going to suggest she go. But I had peace.

Abby's past days at her current school have been filled with emotion. I was so nervous to send her... to leave her. I was so afraid her heart would be hurt by other children. It has been. She is also hurting from having been singled out and frustrated with trying to learn.

So tomorrow we will try another school with another way and PRAY she fits in better. I went to the school today and met her new teachers to be as well as visited in the classrooms and I have new fears... fears she will feel too different. But I am clinging to HOPE... Hope that she will be in an environment to succeed and bloom... Hope she can transition again... Hope she will be accepted by her new classmates... Hope for her heart to be protected.

I am also holding on to thankfulness... thankfulness she can walk into class, thankfulness she can talk to her teachers and classmates, thankfulness she can laugh... thankfulness that she can be with us another day.

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and will bring you back from captivity." Jeremiah 29: 11-14 ~


  1. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Dawn, you are an inspiration to me. I have a son who has developmental delay and speech issues and I think it gets hard sometimes but then I read your blog and you always turn the praise back to Him. I pray for you and your family daily and for the sale of your gets to be a drag when you have to keep it "show ready" all the time.
    Amanda Walker

  2. Amanda... thank you. I am so moved by people I do not know praying for me and my family. I am even more touched when they reach out and let me know. God is so very sweet to give me those reminders that HE is there... in His children... loving me. Wow. I pray your son is protected by God's almight hand and that he progresses and is healed. I also pray He shows himself to you... in many ways... and that you will be filled with strength, hope, and peace. Thank you so much for your precious comment. It is my "treasure" today. :0) Dawn

  3. Oh Dawn, I am praying that you and Abby find peace, love and acceptance in her new classroom setting. It's hard to see your baby suffering from physical or emotional pain. I pray that Abby blooms with her new teacher(s) and classmates. Hang in there.

  4. Anonymous11:40 PM

    Dawn....I'm still praying everyday at 8:15 AM...for Abby to find that perfect friend to bring joy, happiness and laughter to her day. Love you, Donna


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