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Enough November 7, 2012

Filed under: CFS Treatments — parentingcfs @ 11:47 pm
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Did you catch that? Maybe I should say it again? OUR GIRL WENT TO SCHOOL TODAY.

Okay I think I have got that out of my system – for the moment at least…

First trip to school since early July.

One period. That was enough. She chose Maths because the teacher ‘gets it’. He is a new grandfather who replied to my heads up email , ” No concerns. I will look after her.” Sweeeeeet and exactly what she and I needed to hear!

And he did. The class had a small amount of set work but otherwise I rather suspect he let them socialise a little more than usual and just made it a very pleasant return for her. Now THAT’S a true teacher. Today, for one hour, the student’s life he could most make a positive difference to was my daughter’s – so that was the class aim.

And yes, socialising is super tough and exhausting for our girl but it was the right thing for this morning. And she says it was ‘really hard’ but she can’t stop smiling and says she was sitting in class hardly able to believe she was there.

This is the thing for now. For her to learn what is worth doing, even though it’s really hard energy wise, and how much of it she can do without feeling iller. She tells me she will go back the same time next week.

For those of you who have seen “Love Actually” (yes many viewings to keep my sick girl company) you may remember the scene where Keira Knightley’s character runs after Andrew Lincoln and kisses him, then runs back to her home. He pauses, smiles and says one word to himself. “Enough”

It is the perfect word for today.


6 Responses to “Enough”

  1. Proud of her!! Thankful for a teacher who knows what is truly important!! Outstanding.

  2. Sue Jackson Says:

    HURRAY!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!! WHEEE!!!!!! Can you hear me cheering from the other side of the planet?? SOOOO happy for you and for her!! That is HUGE news and well worth celebrating!

    And Ken and I LOVE Love, Actually! Great movie.

    Hugs and kisses and wishes for many more good days!


    • parentingcfs Says:

      Thanks Sue!!! Yes I think I did hear you! She has been smiling all have we! These achievements are such a gift!One step at a time. Thanks so much for your good wishes xo

  3. faye hannam Says:

    How wonderful… I’m thrilled for you both… and grateful to the Maths Teacher for being such a good man!

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