It has almost been two years since we had the meeting that put me on the path to become an advocate, consultant and tutor. Two years. Some days it feels like that was forever ago and other days it feels like it just happened yesterday.
Telling that story again though got me very emotional. Generally I am at peace with all of what happened. I love what I do and really if it wasn't for that meeting, I would never have decided to research and take classes and become who I am today.
I was asked last night if I ever lost my cool in those meetings, oh yes! Definitely. The teacher then told the class that as a parent, these meetings are hard. We are all discussing that parents own child, their baby. It is emotional. It always will be.
I have my daughter's annual IEP meeting this morning. I always feel a bit anxious the day before her meetings but I also know everything will be ok. My daughter's current IEP team, IS a team and we all want what is best for her and I am grateful for all of them.
So, what is my point of this post? I just wanted to take a few minutes to put my thoughts and feelings down and to remind all of you that the emotion you feel is normal and trainings are happening and everyone is getting more knowledgeable on the subject of dyslexia.