Friday, September 4, 2009

A Second Chance

I had the emergency meeting (requested my me) at my son's school yesterday afternoon. He is going to be allowed/permitted to stay and will be provided with the proper supports that he needs to be successful in their school. It wasn't as easy as that sentence make it sound. I have been doing research online and visiting with a parent advocacy organization that is located 10 minutes from my house. I haven't slept much since August 28th, the day of the fateful meeting. I could do THEIR jobs for them right now, I am so well informed now. I tried to go in to that second meeting without resentment but there WAS a tad I must admit. I bit my tongue a few times, and got a bruised rib or two from the therapist sitting to the left of me when I did not. But in the end the principal of the school said she based her decision on what I had to say and what his therapist said about him.

I think it is a testament to Alcohol Anonymous that I was able to get through this ordeal successfully. First of all without AA I would not be a SOBER mom. I hate to think what it would have been like for the OLD DENISE to have to go in there and fight for my sons rights. Second, AA has given me the tools to communicate what I need or want in a responsible manner and has taught me that it is Gods will that will ultimately prevail. I don't think I can remember praying so hard for anything in a very long time.

Prince wants this in a HUGE way and now he has a fair shot. He knows what is at stake. The principal had a conversation with him after the meeting and he tolerated it well. She handled it(prince) extremely well. She wanted to make it clear to him what to expect in this school (its a tech high school) and what is expected of him. She also told him that they are there for him and want him to succeed, but ultimately it is up to him.

All in all, it was a fabulous day and I slept like a baby. Now I'm up at the crack to see that Prince gets off to school. Guess what, he is up and showered and 100 % ready almost 2 hours before school starts. He is ready to show them he can do this. Amen! QUEEN....OUT

6 comments:

Syd said...

I'm glad for you and Prince. You did a great thing by advocating in a reasonable and calm way for him. It's amazing how much better things go when I can just calmly ask for what I need.

Hurricane Heather said...

Praise God!

Good job, Mommie, good job!

Lou said...

You are doing your Mom-job in excellent fashion.

Good for you, and I think the Prince will show them what he is made of.

Indigo said...

I'm so proud of you for holding your resolve and getting this straightened out. Between you and Prince I believe you will both succeed. (Hugs)Indigo

Susan DeAngelis said...

Nice job!

Hugs,
Sue

Akannie said...

Shit, Denise... I KNEW you could do it!!!!!!!! The mama bear ain't letting nothing get in the way of that cub. YGG !! I am, so proud....

Hmmmm...maybe God intends for you to be an advocate for helping other moms....hmmmm...just sayin'....