Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Posted by Joanne at 12:22 PM
Posted by Joanne at 10:49 AM
While I appreciated, that efforts were being made to help my child, what do you think as a mother I saw, I saw how my child was presented in school in front of his peers, with his underwear showing and his backside showing. As Sammy's mother this is not something I would ever let him be presented to the world like..when we go places together, and he gets out of the cars..if his clothes are shifted..the first thing I do is prompt him to fix them..Sammy can dress himself but because he can't use his left hand and struggles with dressing his left side ..he frequently needs to be reminded of that side of his body.
My child had not gone into a regular classroom with his peers for 4 years now..since when he was in gym...another student pulled his pants down leaving him naked in front of the whole class..the student who did this..did it to see if Sammy had shit in his pants. Sammy only has the use of one hand to defend himself..Sammy was never offered any counselling to heal from this assault on him.
He has never returned to a normal classroom environment since. The school has had 4 years to get him integrated back into the classroom...and still have not succeeded in doing it..How traumatic was this event on this child..Do any one have any suggestions as to how traumatic it was.
Sammy needs help with toileting still...although he is 11 he has problems with wiping himself..from the time he entered school, despite letters, visiting specialist, doctors and rehab teams writing and telling the school the child needs help in the bathroom, he still do not receive it..and has come to a point now..where he will not let them help him..because it was made an object of ridicule and pain for him..it damaged his self esteem...the other children teased him when he came from the bathroom smelling like feces..and when it burn his little bum...he scratched at it..and his hands would smell from it and make the smell of him worst for the other children...Am I right in thinking my child deserves better then this.
Can you understand as a mother how I must feel..about this..
I have made application to home school Sammy..Please wish success and pray that it will be approved..I can no longer put my child in a place...that do not care for him or his basic personal care needs or has such little respect for him...
Posted by Joanne at 10:27 AM
I remember so much putting my hand over his little heart and his daddy putting his hand on top of mine and feeling the love of God flowing between us as we were eternally bonded in Gods Love
The love of a father, mother and child.
You look forward to watching them grow, make their first steps, seeing their first smile and saying their first words.
There is no miracle more beautiful.
This photo is one of my most cherished photos which I carry in my wallet.
It is the first time he was held by his parents, seconds after his birth.
I looked at Mario with tears falling from those beautiful blue eyes of his.
Proud to place Sammy in my arms.
This is family, this is what life is all about.
My Sunshine, my rain, my morning dew, my evening stars.
Through good times and through hard times
Faith keeps you strong
when life lets you down
You carry your woes with the grace of a women.
Understanding his forgiveness as you forgive others.
Understanding his faith is your faith and that the strength you gain by letting and trusting in the Lord, that he will give you not more then you can handle, you push yourself forward until you look back and realize that there were indeed two footprints in the sand.
Posted by Joanne at 10:09 AM