Funny how when life appears to look it bleakest, opportunities and doors open. One might find it easier to live in the place of being a victim of life’s circumstances or one can choose to step away from that and find the good. At times it would be much easier to stay in the place of ‘victim’, but I choose not to.
Again I am fighting for my girls rights and fighting hard. As I left a very heated meeting–that then ended up in the Director of Special Education’s office, without me–I had something hit my like a load of bricks. Could I do this without the knowledge I have by having the job that I do? How do parents go from being trusting individuals to the barracudas in the IEP meetings? Do all parents have the potential to be barracudas? Do they need to be? What about the ones that are just plain tired and don’t know or can’t advocate and fight the battles?
Hmmmm, got me thinking. A new thought, a vision, a voice….whatever…..But I heard it…..”you need to be an advocate” You mean like I could fight for more kids rights? I could help and empower other parents to work towards building the bridge in the schools and community?
heck ya, that is exactly what I heard and exactly what I am thinking I am going to be doing a lot of research on in the days to come.
A new thought. A direction. A purpose. Isn’t that what we are all here for?