Monday, March 12, 2012

prayer changes everything

today is the day we draw a line in the sand with one of our children. we refuse to let satan have his way with their self-esteem, their mind, or their disabilities. this child has an overall language based delay (basically they have a hard time sorting it all out - it's like a big ball of yarn that the cat has gotten to & scrambled into a mess), short term memory lack or damage, dispraxia, & an articulation disorder in regards to speech. this child also deals with abandoment issues, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder & self esteem issues. what can be very frustrating is that you would never know that this child has this long list of issues (unless you here them speak i.e. articulation) by looking at them - they look very age appropriate - if not older. but these delays or disabilities affect every aspect of their life & ours in parenting this child. while we are very diligent in continuing this child's schooling at home to give them the needed support, it was time to seek counseling to deal with the above mentioned issues this child is facing. today is the day. Clay, this child, & myself start counseling today to help this child with their issues & to help us parent this child better. please be praying that this will be the turning point that makes some much needed changes for us all. i'm believing this is the right thing to do at this time. all we can do is try right?!


Mandy Brown said...

I'm praying for you guys!! Let me know how it goes... we're looking for a counselor for many of the same issues.

On A Hot Tin Roof said...

Everything went wonderful. We really liked the counselor. It was painful at times because this child lacks self esteem to the point that they cant articulate their basic feelings. BUT this is the right thing. I feel so good that we actually did it & amazingly enough....right now...our insurance covers it & we only have a copay of $25. That is God!!