I'd like to share an email with all of you that I received from a friend of mine that lives in Tennessee. She has boys that have ADHD. She adopted them when they were babies and has done a tremendous job with them. But now they are in their 20's and need a little extra push to succeed as individuals. They are very bright boys and have good senses of humor.Please read and then keep them in your prayers. She has been praying for this opportunity for a very long time. She has pretty much put her life on hold for these boys all of her life since she's been a single mom since the boys were very young. Thanks for your prayers!!!
I wanted to update you on an exciting opportunity for the boys. We would welcome prayers of thanks, hope, and brilliance to guide the team of experts brought into their life. I ask this, knowing you love the boys and are an exceptional example of faith.
As you know, I had to call a meeting in 2011 with their State Vocational Counselor because she did nothing to execute the boys 2010 yearly plan. I can't tell you how hard and exhausting it is for me, each time I have to stand up and advocate for the boys. Her supervisor made her sit and listen to me, as well as the advocate from Nashville that I contacted. Out of that meeting, came a referral to Siskin Rehabilitative Hospital to evaluate the boys. They did their evaluations, and the boys hung in there when their computer crashed and they had to retake some of the tests they weren't thrilled to take in the 1st place. We waited a long time and finally received the reports, along with a note (see note attachment).
I made a promise to these boys that I would do all that I could to help them throughout their life. It hasn't been easy by any means. It required far more expertise than anyone giving birth would ever know. Standing up to experts saying they are this thing or another while other experts said no they are not. Fielding opinions & help or lack thereof. I often questioned God why I couldn't get pregnant, when I have had a love of children so early in my life. Was he punishing me? I questioned why not one, but two babies with disabilities were given to me. Was I being punished again? And I questioned why so many normal people can be so ungrateful, mean and ugly, while these boys have a kind heart, humor & a huge intelligence not being tapped. Why was He ignoring me and my plea for help? I was angry with Him for years of prayers gone unanswered. Do IT for them, not me because I see wasted years of sadness in them stuck in a personal limbo.
Last week I contacted the referral card Siskin gave me. I called the woman on the business card and we spoke about the boys. She asked about payment of services and I said well I'm not a rich woman, but the boys SS benefits could go towards it. She goes "maam, you don't understand, this is a top notch facility that charges $800 a DAY". Lord, why would we be referred there, I don't have that kind of money! She said she'd have to get back to me. I waited and waited. Heard nothing until last week. She is the liason for a Neurorecovery Center in Texas, on 26 acres, with a full team of medical doctors, neurologists, speech, rehabilitative, behavioral, social & people with master degrees who have a passion to help patients reach their full potential. She called to set up a 2 hr meeting, which we had this Tuesday. The boys impressed her with their humor and intelligence. She is submitting the paperwork to get the boys help there. It is in it's early stages, as we gather the paperwork needed for consideration.
What a wait ....................... and a blessing.
P.S. You may share this email with your prayer warriors