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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Her Own Form of Protest

      My daughter is almost as good at denying her own needs to help others as I am.  Today one of her teachers made a huge mistake in planning and put her in charge of pulling together a week-long project in one night because he wanted it done for the class and tomorrow is the last day of the semester.
     My girl of a few weeks ago would have stayed up all night to help the teacher and crashed for days, unable to go to school.  She has Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and struggles to make it to school on a good day.  A day with this kind of stress and no sleep would leave her bedridden for days.
     Today she practiced letting go.  She did what she could in class, but purposely left it at school today, rather than stay up all night.  She also decided he didn't need the handmade thank you card she made for her other teachers tonight.  Her own form of protest.
     That's my girl!    

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