Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It Has Been A Challenging Day



I had to make a phone call today that every teacher dreads but must do if necessary. It is the law. It is the right thing to do. It is not easy.

8 comments:

  1. I am a nurse and those calls are never easy. Know in your heart that you did what is right and required. Hope all turns out for the best.

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  2. Oh Kelly Sweetie...
    I will be saying some prayers for you and the child. For you to remind you that you did the right thing, and what could happen if you didn't take a stand sweetie. Not easy, but needed to be done.

    The child a prayer for safety until someone can step in and take over.

    I am clapping for you sweetie. You followed your heart.

    Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

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  3. It's not about you. It's not about a cute little pink phone. This is not a 'pat on the back, oh the how tough my job is.' It's a child's life. Not a blog post.

    I realize that comments are moderated and this will likely never be seen by anyone but you. But I hope it makes you think.

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  4. I can almost imagine how you feel. I wish those laws were in place when I was a child. Now it is up to the authorities to investigate. We can only pray for the child. Thank you.

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  5. You did what you were supposed to do....it is always easy to do that thing which is easy..But to do the
    difficult things in life take backbone..especially when it involves safety issues with a child. As a parent..it is important that those who are caring and watching your children
    do it fairly and consistantly. Thank you..for doing what you were supposed to do, it gives comfort to those of us who are parents knowing diligence is still the order of the day, in the it's not
    my responsiblility world. You share anytime you need to...

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  6. Here’s where Anonymous is wrong. First, anonymous posts have no merit, no weight, no substance in the public dialogue. Unnamed opinion is worthless. Second, this post has nothing to do with the author’s job. I’m sure this situation distracts from her job and will have long-term repercussions that adversely affect how she does her job. Third, in these situations, no one gets a pat on the back. Doing the right thing is rarely appreciated. Fourth, a blog post is a perfect response in this situation. Yes, it is a child’s life, of course, but it is so much more than one person’s pain. It is about all of our pain, our humanity, our lose of innocence. Applying the logic of 1 Corinthians 12:26, “whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it,” a public post is certainly appropriate. I agree, this post isn’t about the author. It is a heart-rending reminder that we all live in a difficult, sometimes ugly society where innocent ones, even children, are hurt by those who should protect. Thank goodness there are teachers sensitive enough to care and courageous enough to act, and thoughtful enough to remind us, even at the risk of personal attack, that none of us suffers alone.

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  7. Been there, done that....and it never gets any easier. You do what you can do and pray it makes a difference.

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