Every now and again I have a moment at work where a child has a melt down or a temper tantrum that I can’t defuse. It’s frustrating to be an adult, someone who’s raised 3 daughters and has two grandchildren, yet cannot calm a preschooler. 😦 You’d think I was smarter than that. Had more control.
It’s not about IQs or power.
It’s about understanding the human brain. Figuring out what unlocks that particular individual from sensory overload. From not getting what they want. Teaching them a better, more positive, productive way to communicate it.
We use visuals. Through repetition.
It’s not easy.:(
Anyone working with special education friends does not do it for the money. Nor for the ease of doing it.
Some days it’s in the trenches. But some days it’s on the mountain tops. That’s why we do it. That split second when you get to witness those precious lives see the light. Break through their walls. They say a word. They purposefully carry out a task.
It makes it all worthwhile.
It’s not about us. It’s about them.
Helping them function in a world that is different than they are.
If it’s not easy for us at times, just imagine how difficult it is for them!
I so love my developmental friends! ♡ And I so love all those with big hearts that also love working with them! ♡ And my heart goes out to all you parents and caregivers that do it every day!
I know it’s not easy.
Or everyone would do it.
That’s kind of how it is with the Christian faith. It’s not easy. It’s different than the world we now live in. The gate to eternal life is narrow. But for those that choose to unlock it, it offers the mountain tops. Not the trenches.
Let’s all be different. Let’s not follow the wide, broad path of the world. Let’s see the light and choose the narrow path. After all, if it was easy, everyone would do it.
13 Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Love and laughter,