"Mom, how does the Tooth Fairy fly through the air?"
"How do YOU think?"
"I think moms do it."
"But how can a Mom be a Tooth Fairy?"
"Good moms are lots of things, Princess."

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Gift

We haven't even finished this year's grade, and school for next year is already thoroughly occupying my mind.

When we moved last fall, we moved into a different school district. We kept them where they were for this year, but decided to move them to this district for next year, but me no likey change. I've been stressing out about Princess, particularly, because I can hardly just leave her to the wolves in a new school.

So I scheduled a meeting with the principal.

I spent weeks going over what I'd say and what I'd not say. I prayed for the right words I prayed for people who would trust us that I could trust.

We sat down, and I gave a nice, concise, run down of Princess's background, challenges, and needs. He took notes. And what he said next made it hard to not fall right off my chair.

He said, "we did it the opposite of you."
What do you mean?
We adopted four siblings. Then years later had a baby.
So when you talk about early environment and brain development, subtle manipulation, and difficulty with trust, I know what you're saying.
I know the perfect teacher for her.

I am so stunned. In all my preparation, I never thought to ask for someone who understood.

And it was given to me anyway.



    And the heavens opened and angels sang. Wow, that is incredible and awesome!

  2. Wow! That is cool - I like when you said that you never even thought to ask for someone who understood...and then there it was, w/a big bow on it!

  3. Amen and praise! Such a blessing

  4. How wonderfully amazing is THAT?! Whoop!

  5. I read this a couple of days ago. It is such a sweet story and it has been on my mind all weekend. The tender mercies of the Lord are indeed wonderful. Proof that He knows you and loves you.