Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tough Stuff

Tough stuff...that is what I am dealing with now. You never understand when your parents tell you to enjoy being a child and not grow up too fast. This week I have definitely longed for those "ignorant" childhood days. Most of you know Abbie has Global Delay, along with a myriad of other learning disabilities. Due to these but her social/emotional intelligence being very high, these delays have begun to cause major problems at school. Abbie is feeling left out, anxious, and sad. She processes thing and picks up on people's feelings/attitudes well beyond her 6 1/2 years of age. Because of those concerns, as well as our concern that Abbie is not being taught appropriately, we are in a major exploration phase. Unfortunately, in this real world, those major explorations cost a fortune. Rick teases me that I would spend every penny on Abbie if I could, and he is right. I guess it is good I am not the head of the household, or we would be living in boxes by now!!
So we are looking into having a huge neuropsychological evaluation done for Abbie (all for the low price of $5000) and then finding her a private school that could better meet her needs. Please continue to pray for us. Below are some verses I cling to.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 16:12-15
“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”


  1. I'm praying for peace for you my friend.. and my sweet friend Abbie. She is too precious for all that concern. Love and miss you guys!!

  2. Have you considered Homeschooling her? There are a lot of co-ops around so she could still be social and I have my kids in AWANAS and dance and they are thriving. But I'm also able to nurture and teach them individually which they would not be getting at school. If you homeschool and you have a special needs child you can still get the help/therapy/whatever for her through the school system since you are a taxpayer! Just a thought! I even know some people that homeschool some of their kids but not all of them. Also, you are able to get school done in less than half the time of regular school b/c you aren't babysitting 20 other children with behavior problems. Which leaves more time for fun stuff, field trips, or more individual things that would help her learn. I know you would be great. Email me if you have any questions.