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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Life Lessons… take 432

Those of you who know me in real life probably know that I’ve started to write “Letters to my Students.”  Most mornings I come in and write them a note on the board.  The students have really started to respond to them and it has been pretty cool watching them come in and look on the board right away.  Someday I will probably post my pictures of letters – but for now … there were 2 “Life Lessons” I talked to my students about.

Life Lesson 1 – You can see the glass 1/2 empty or 1/2 full.  Life is how you react to situations…. I choose 1/2 full.
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Life Lesson 2 – Education is the most important thing you can ever have.  Without being too specific, I explained to my students how the doctors and I disagreed on several areas of “treatment” for Alexander.  I told them proudly how I don’t allow ANY doctor to talk to me like I am uneducated.  Because I am educated.  And… I am extremely educated about my son.  I have learned the tricks that work for him.  My education, myIMG-20110915-00312 ability to think for myself – is what has given me the courage to stand up to doctors and get the best care for Alexander.  The next time they don’t feel like being in class… they should remember that they are learning to think for themselves as much as they are learning English or history.

We are home and doing well.  We love our neurologist.  I spoke to him today and he agrees with everything I said.  We will now get another EEG to see what these new shakes are.  We will get a letter in his file and to keep with him that says – “Give Phosphenatoine ASAP.”  Just as we wanted.  Because we are educated enough to persevere even when one doctor says it isn’t important or possible.

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Today… when I bought our “winning Powerball ticket” because I was feeling awesome – I also decided to share the love.





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5 Comments:

At September 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Non-Stop Mom said...

So glad that you guys are ok - you've been on my mind constantly over the past few days.

And I only hope that my kids get a teacher as wonderful as you are. You are teaching those students so much more than what is in those books, and they will remember that forever.

:)
Amy

 
At September 15, 2011 at 9:28 PM , Blogger Hilary said...

I'm so happy you are home!!

I love your "Letters to your Students." What an awesome idea. I want to sit in on your class.

I love the following quote. I quote it to my students often!!

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

John Maxwell -

 
At September 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year said...

I love that you write notes like that. And I'm so happy you're home and are feeling better about your baby's medical care.

Also? Good luck with that lottery ticket!

 
At September 16, 2011 at 9:14 AM , Blogger Jackie said...

Glad to hear Alexander's okay.
As for the handicap parking spot at work, PARK THERE! Regardless of whether you will ever use it, those extras minutes getting to Alexander are worth it. As for the older senior citizens that may not have access then to the space, I think your needs trump theirs.

 
At September 16, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I am so glad you, your son and your family are okay. I love that you write letters to your students, that is such a wonderful idea!

 

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