Wednesday, December 2, 2009

15 mintes

I came home feeling beat up again, this time I did it to myself. I have a student that I've been trying to get help for since the 3rd week of school. I believe we are in week 15 now and still nothing for her. I keep going to administration, we had a meeting, and nothing has changed. Every day I ask, when is something going to be done? I feel like I'm hitting my head against a brick wall and wish I could just let it go, but she is making everyone around her miserable because she is so miserable. I don't understand why it is so hard to get help for kids sometimes.

So, I sat at the computer for an hour and then decided I could do something productive for 15 mintes. This is what I got done! I quilted this really big quilt (well, really big for me). It is 60 x 72 and big enough to cover a teenager at a foster home.

I still feel beat up but better that I got something done to make someone else's life a little better. And that is how things get done...15 minutes at a time. Now, to get up and cook dinner in 15 minutes :)


For His Glory said...

Boy it sure looks like God has you in some trials...I pray you will keep your eyes fixed on the cross, and may His soveriegnty be of great peace and comfort to you. I love this verse Psalm 47:10 "Be still and know that I am God..."

Anonymous said...

I assume you work for the school district? Any chance of giving the parents a info packet on how to advocate for their child?

If you are in the US, to obtain an eval, all the parents would need to do is write a letter and invoke IDEA.

Thus said, I know many parents may be in denial, too, or have other social issues.

It is obvious you care for this student, so don't lose faith.