Thank you so much for asking about me. I've had a couple of rough days this week, but the week is getting better. I've bbeen busy trying to figure what to do with my 15 year old son and school. He's just not doing well and he is able to do so much better. So I have just enrolled him in a local charter small that I think/hope will fit his needs better. Of course I'm hoping he will gain more confidence in himself and he will be able to see his own potential. I have been pretty busy with that this week and now it's settled, he starts tomorrow.
As for other things, my anxiety has been all over the place, as well as my moods. But I'm trying to take thing a day at a time and see what happens.
Again thanks for asking and I'll try not to be amongst the "missing" for too much longer - lol.
A slip of the foot you may soon recover,
but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
I too was concerned that I hadn't heard from you. I am sorry to hear about your ups and downs. I hope that you are feeling a bit better now. I know it's rough and not so easy to bounce back. My best wishes to you and hope that all goes well with you and your son. I also got this email and thought it was pretty cute. I hope you enjoy it.
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a polewhich she carried across her neck.One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked potarrived only half full.For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserablethat it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After two years of whatit perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by thestream.'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leakout all the way back to your house.' The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side ofthe path, but not on the other pot's side?''That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you waterthem.''For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decoratethe table.Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'Each of ushas our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that makeour lives together so very interesting and rewarding.You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.SO, to all of my friends, have a great day and remember to smell theflower s on your side of the path!
Post Edited By Moderator (olivia of course) : 11/2/2007 3:08:15 PM (GMT-6)
Dear Casem, Jery, and Sukay,
Again thank you for checking up on me to see how I'm doing. I've been pretty busy this week trying to figure out what to do with my son and school for him. Of course, all of this increased my anxiety ten-fold, I really don't know how I've gotten through this with out having an anxiety attack. But I did get through it and have now enrolled my son in the local Charter school and he started today. I think/hope that this is the answer for him - the classes each have 6-12 students in them, much smaller than the regular high school where there can be upwards of 30+ plus students in one class. Jake just doesn't do well in that kind of a setting. I am so hoping that once his grades improve he will be able to see that he has great potential to do anything he wants to and his self-esteem and confidence will improve.
Luckily, my oldest son was available to take Jake and I to the school and join us for the meeting with the Director. All three of us got a great vibe about this school and feel this is the right choice for Jake. I really went out of comfort zone on this one as I had to go to the school and to the high school to sign paperwork. But I did it.
Thank you all again for caring enough to ask about me, this just proves once again that HW really is family. Please keep us in your prayers that this is the right choice for Jake.
Take care all,
I am sure that you made the best choice that you could. It is a very difficult thing to do. It is your chil's future and you only want the best for him. We are all that way and it stresses me out as well. Although Bank is not my biological son he means the world to me and I want him to have a better life when he grows up. I have changed schools once already, but he is now in the second semester or Kindergarden 3 in a Bi lingual school. He seems to really like it and his English has really improved lately. It is expensive and a long drive from home, but I think it is worth it. You just have to go with your gut feeling and hope for the best. That's all we can do. If it isn't working out then you can take it from there, but do give it time. They have to adjust.
I am glad to hear that your son is excited. That seems like a very good sign. And yes, we do have to make sacrifices but it is all worth it in the end. That is what really counts.
How are you feeling? It seems as if your doing ok right now, just from reading the last post. I hope so. You seem like such a very kind and compassionate lady.
Well, I am glad you liked the little email about the Chinese lady. It reallyy makes you think and feel good. Have a good day and if you find that manual please let me know I could really use it