Sunday, November 14, 2010

{Listening.....}

"In these last days it is essential—even critical—that parents and children listen to and learn from one another."
M. Russell Ballard



This week was pretty hard at our house and I learned a pretty important lesson. Kelsie has not been herself really since right after school started. She has been a lot more irritable and seemed like she hasn't felt well. This has made being around her difficult and it seemed like the two of us just really butted heads a lot. Well last week on Monday I got a call from the school to come and get Kelsie because she was sick at school. Well, in the last few weeks she seemed to call home once or twice a week and that is just not like her. She usually loves school! This time her teacher wanted me to come quickly due to the situation. After taking Kelsie to the doctor he suggested some dietary changes and possibly removing her from her school because it is pretty difficult and she seems to be stressing out about school work. This isn't the first time that she has had problems and they think that she has ulcers. Well the thought of moving her from there made me sick. It was hard to get her in there and I love the school and teachers. After talking with Kelsie this was really what she wanted to do, so we had to move her from the school to a school close to me in Twin. She has been so happy there and it has sure been a nice change at home. It has still been hard for me to know that she isn't there, but after talking with her I know that it isn't the right place for her right now and that she needs some time to get better. I have finally come to recognize that fact that it is so important to listen to our children and their needs. I think that she has been trying to tell me that she needed something different for a long time and I hadn't really been listening to how she was trying to tell me. Hopefully now we can move on and things will continue to improve around here.

2 comments:

karisa said...

Thanks for the reminder. Sometimes it's easy to forget little ones have needs of their own. I'm glad the adjustment seems to be working! Take care!

Donnelly said...

You and Kelsie will be in my prayers!