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 ~