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Continued frustrations

I am not really sure what to post about today. Work is crazy busy today. A major region of the network I work on decided to up and change their IP addressing scheme and insert a new firewall over the weekend. Needless to say the phones have been very busy today - and I am the tier 3 support! :) Yesterday afternoon we received a phone call from the autistic specialist at my son's school basically telling us there was to be a meeting this morning with her and the school's vice-principle (turned out to be the principle). It was basically a miscommunication thing between the state and the school's autisim specialists. It stemmed from my wife's frustrations with trying to reach the school specialist and their apparent attempts to remove my son from the main stream (by their actions of late, and more than a couple of comments) - which is not what is best for him. He has to learn how to cope and be a member of his peer group, and by them sending him home and moving his desk so he is no longer with the other kids only removes him and prevents him from learning. My wife and I do try and work with him, but we are not with him at school. This is not a case of parental indifference. We have suspected there was things that needed to be addressed with my son from a young age. He would have problems with too much external stimulation (loud/confusing noises, etc.). And the time he got into a fight with one of our pastor's sons in pre-school at church! It has really afffected my beloved. She is struggling with how he will grow up. If he will ever get married. Will he be able to support himself. Things like that. For me, I am concerned with these things as well. But maybe I am more short sighted. I am just concerned with getting him things that he needs today - today. Well, that is all I have for today. It was a crazy weekend for me, but it ended well - by the grace, and to the glory of, God. I hope you all had a great and grace filled weekend as well. Verse for today: Matthew 6:25-34, esv “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? [7] And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

3 comments:

ALP said...

Well I want to say I am a mom with a son who has issues and I also worry about the future. I have to say though when I worry about those things (and they all sound familar) I wonder if I am doing enough today to make those things a possibility for him in the future.

I don't let my mind run rampant with those thoughts but I do think about what I can do for him today so that those things can be achieved.

I do know we have different situations but I do pray for you and your family and peace of mind for all of these things.

Bob said...

I have no advice to offer on your situation, but I am praying for you and your family. It seems like it't life's bumps that give us character. But sometimes we get more character than we want.

Def jeff said...

you are in my prayers, friend.