Private school was and still is a huge stretch for me. I mean, huge. But, it’s ultimate value to my daughter and me has been worth more than any price I could put on it. Here’s our story of why.
The past three years have been full of loss and stress. My daughter’s grandmother passed away from the big C word, cancer. She and my daughter were so incredibly close. They spent a good amount of time together, so you can imagine how devastating the loss was. While my daughter’s grandmother was still battling cancer, I began to see my daughter’s school work falter. She was unable to concentrate and focus in the classroom. It was definitely understandable but still concerning. The teacher called for a special meeting. During the parent teacher meeting I shared what my daughter was going through. Immediately the teacher jumped into action as to how she could help my daughter through this time. She offered my daughter tools within the classroom that she could refer to in order to keep her focus in check. She began praying with my daughter and supporting her in other ways. How many teachers can you find to do that? To really invest in your child. It was such a blessing and the blessings continued. I was able to share our story with the school nurse and other teachers who also moved into action to love on my daughter.
Within the next two years things only seemed to get worse. My daughter’s Father moved out of our house and shortly after, we were divorced. Infedelity was involved, a painful occurence which she was acutely aware of. Though things were hard and scary and so unstable, I knew I could trust that there would be plenty of support for my daughter. Once again, I was able to call upon her teachers when her concentration was failing and grades were not up to par. There were mothers at the school that rallied around each of us and made us feel loved. You see, not only were the teachers amazing but the parents were too. Everywhere we looked we only found people ready to surround us with hope.
There is no doubt in my mind that had we been in public school both my daughter and I would have struggled so much more through these difficult times. We made it through a very dark season with love, support and no judgement at this Christian Private School.
The life transition for my daughter has been slow. But over the past three years when life hit us from out of nowhere we were in the right place. Life hits all of us at some point in time. Are you confident in where you and your children are?