Monday, December 14, 2009

Goose

Some of you have been around since I announced that Goose was going to be put into a special counseling program  at school.  If not, well due to my child's behaviors (total meltdowns, pushing/shoving, and tall-tales) they placed her in a county funded counseling program.  The counselor goes to the school every Monday afternoon and meets with kids identified as high risk.  do you know how hard it is to admit that my child is high risk!?  I know she's not perfect, but high risk :o( 

Today was the first time for me to actually have a chance to sit down and talk with the counselor.  Instead of being told a lot about Goose's progress, or lack there of, she asked me to tell her how Goose is at home and what all has been happening.  Me being me, tried to be very vague and not share too many details, but she managed to weasel things out of me.  She said that what I shared filled in a lot of missing pieces of things Goose had shared with her.  Like mommy's friend who she never gets to see and the classmates & teachers she misses.  Like going to the police station, the police coming to the house, and the ambulance taking me away.  This lady enforced what I already know, but am too afraid to do anything about. 

At the very end it was shared that Goose is making some progress, but not a lot.  She is going to continue to see the counselor and I am to meet with them regularly also.  I am praying for the strength to get through this and for Goose to be open to the changes that are sure to come.

7 comments:

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I hope that you both receive the help that you need so that you can live happy, healthy lives. Children are so much more aware of the stresses we as parents try to hide from them, so I think it's wonderful that you are getting counseling, too.

5thsister said...

Oh sweet MJ. Having only found you recently I am unaware of your past issues. I echo what my dear friend Tats said...it's a good thing you both are getting the help you need and deserve. I learned awhile back, when I was in therapy, that being evasive only hurts you because, in effect, you are lying to yourself. More prayers going up! God bless.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I am so sorry honey. I understand, because my daughter has a lot of the same depression issues that I have too. I love the look, btw.

Erin said...

MJ,

I feel for both you and your sweet Goose. I know it's been a long road, but she will get through this---and so will you. It will just take lots of love, patience, and time.

I think a lot about how what I did affected the people who were around me. I think it's hard for us to understand because we're on "the other side," our own side of it.

SHe is a sweet, smart girl. She will be alright and it sounds like she's well on her way.

Holly said...

I truly hope the counselor - who appears to be "on it" - is able to help Goose (and you) work through these thoughts and issues, and you can both find some peace and happiness. We are praying for ya!

Jenn Erickson said...

MJ, I'm so grateful that despite the underfunding of our nation's schools, that they are still providing counseling to students. My daughter has greatly benefited from the free counseling that is provided by her school. I'm glad that Goose is making some progress, that she has a place to discuss her feelings, thoughts and fears; that you are a part of the process, and that you are surrounded by people who clearly care a lot about you. I hope you will use that first counseling session as an opportunity to further open-up, and thus begin a new journey toward healing and happiness.

kys said...

I'm glad you are both getting the help you need. I'm praying that you see some progress soon.