Monday, April 20, 2009

I Confess!

I am in every kind of rut imaginable! You name it, I'm stuck in it. It's quite sad. I'm in a blogging rut, I'm in a bit of a spiritual rut, I'm in a parenting rut - or so it seems, I'm in a life rut. I don't remember having one this long before, but it's just really, really annoying. I was hoping Spring Break would be a great encourager of getting out of all these ruts, but it was no help at all. I'm actually tracing it all the way back to when I started taking Lipitor, so maybe it's my anti-cholesterol rut. Maybe some of us just need our cholesterol! LOL

Fortunately, I'm not in a professional rut - I like my job and I still like to go to work! =) That is a great thing, because the people I work with are about to become my advocates. It would appear that my years of feeling like Em has some kind of learning disability/processing disorder are finally translating into something that is hopefully productive. We've had a drastic turn of events for this poor child that have brought to light the possibility that we're dealing with more than a little girl who can't draw and has terrible handwriting. I can see it will be a long journey, and it's painful getting to this spot - where we had to fail something simple to get anyone's attention - but I'm praying it will pay off in the end. At some point this year, we will have an "IEP 1" meeting, or internal review, to see if we can't convince someone that she needs some kind of intervention and testing. Finally!=)

Maybe this will put me back on track... and some sunshine, maybe?


Randy and Terry said...

Oh, D. I remember going through that process with Kev. It is so exhausting. When we finally got a "diagnosis," I was thrilled! Not thrilled that he had ADHD/depression, but thrilled we had something on paper that the school system would work with. I hope things go well with you all. Your family is so precious and has a special place in my heart.

Kathryn said...

Sorry to hear about your ruts! I think we all go through highs and lows, but just make sure yours don't last too long. It's so hard to tell sometimes whether what's 'wrong' is a result of hormones, medication, emotions or what-have-you. Or perhaps just a 'normal' low.

Good for you for the upcoming meetings for Em! It's a shame to feel like you have to fight for testing/assistance, but that is so often the case. I hope you get some answers, and the help Em needs.