“loop” teaches, so she can be with her students two years in a row. She loves her students, but her heart pains for them in many situations.
One boy she has in class is ostracized because he flips out when
things don’t go his way. He will throw himself out of his desk onto the floor. The real pain is that this teacher has never met his parents. They have never come for a parent/teacher conference
or any other school activity.
Then there is the mom that did come to the parent/teacher conference obviously drugged up. As the teacher started to tell this mother a few of her concerns regarding her daughter, the mother rolled her eyes and said, ”I have much more important things to worry about than this.”
My heart breaks. But, what even hurts more is another situation
people close to us just went through. They had a girl staying with them, when gradually things started to go south. The visitor showed signs of depression and started talking suicide. When her parents were called, the father said, “We are way too busy to deal with this.”
The rest of the story is, this father is a pastor. I have so many
Why do I tell you all this? Actually, I am not sure how to respond to this. I want to fix these homes, but I can’t. I pray God will protect these children.
What I can do is not get too busy, worried, or distracted to know
my own children.