There are times when God gives us a boquet of blessings from seemingly out of nowhere. This morning was one of those times for me.
My Youngest has several teachers who work with her in her Special Ed program. I have met all but one in her new school district, so when I delivered something to the school this morning (after taking my Middle-Schooler to school), I asked if I could meet Mrs. T.
Mrs. T came bouncing down the hall, huge, bright smile lighting up her face, open arms, and the first words out of her mouth were, “I am SO delighted to meet Youngest’s Mom! She is such a joy to work with! I just love her! You are doing a great job as a mother.”
We talked for about ten minutes, and I gave her an overview of Youngest’s life. She looked at me in astonishment for all I’ve gone through (that she knows of) and how I’ve worked with my daughter. There’s so much to all of this it’s even difficult to fill in all the details with my New Husband; there’s just so much.
I’ve given up and lost just about everything for my daughters. My Youngest has been and is an incredible amount of work, more than just about anyone knows except a very few, including my New Husband because he sees it everyday. My New Husband says she’s like five kids in one b/c she’s so much work, and she truly is.
Then there’s my ex who, to no avail, has gone to extreme lengths to try to prove I’m an unfit mother. He has not been able to do so because it simply is not true, but he’s put me through hell in the process.
So when this precious woman stated with conviction over and over what a GREAT job I’m doing, I was overwhelmed. I drove away with tears and gratitude. God is good. God is very, very good.