As school starts back again, I know that many of you are fighting a war, with small battles every day. We have been out of the special education system for about 5 years (seems like yesterday) and we had our share of battles. Usually the school would come around and give some of what we asked, after all they are required by law to give some sort of education to the disabled. So, I am grateful for the journey, for the teachers and district personnel who cared. I was changed because of the system in complex ways that I guess I will never understand. I know the system is broken, the costs are enormous and I hope that most people do the best with what they are given. Anyway, I found this quote that I think sums up parents of disabled children:
God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.
I can’t find who came up with this but I think it describes the journey. While you are dealing with your own sorrow and loss, you have to keep peddling with barely enough time to come up for air.
So today, I’m feeling like a strong soldier, because God called me.
Best wishes all of you back-to-schoolers. God bless you.