Thursday, August 18, 2016

School and Hope

When Hope has a positive day in school,she gets a coke!!
School started last  Wednesday.  Are kids suppose to be excited to go?  Or are they suppose to feel like summer shouldn't be over?

Who cares, RIGHT?  I'm  glad it is started.  It gives me a chance to breathe... for a second!
Don't get me wrong, I love a great summer vacation...alone somewhere... which will never happen.

School for Hope has been very stressful for me.  In the past if I planned something on her school day, I most likely would be called by the teacher or principal to come get her.  She likes to be home, in her room, or with me.

Last Wednesday was different.  She went. She came home. She was happy!

There was a time when that did not happen.  I can't go into details because this is a small town, and I could possibly be tarred and feathered for speaking out poorly about our school system.

I was so disgusted in how she was treated that....I quit sending her.  Yes, didn't call in and didn't send her.  I just didn't think that putting handcuffs on a child  was an appropriate response to a melt down.  They begged to differ.  So, we agreed to disagree.   That year sucked the big one!!!!

Now that I have you all riled up.....  Thank you!

It is hard raising a child with special needs. There are good days and there are not so good days. Stubborn days and happy days.  Most days, however, are unpredictable.  Going into HS for the first year was that.....unpredictable.  I am happy to say,this is starting her third year and things don't suck!

She is now considered a junior. She has a teacher who gets her and I have met her new paraprofessional.  Life is good, I will take it!

Will she make homecoming court?  She doesn't care!  I don't care!  I am just happy she attends school.  Will she hold an after school job?  Not at this time.  I'm just glad she likes to shop at the Dollar Tree with me.  Will she leave home at 18, like the " typical" teen? Probably not, I'm just glad she sits next to me in the car when we run errands.  Willl she fall in love and get married? She has asked her dad to be her husband.

School and Hope?  No!!! We are schooled by Hope! Everyday is a new learning curve. 
She makes us better people!


  1. Love this, Cinda! I wish all people could accept children as God made them instead of comparing them to some obscure "norm."