Life Changes and Adjustments

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jessie wrote this on her facebook yesterday:

"Make a wish, take a chance, make a change, and breakaway."

It was a gentle nod to our new adventure. After a lot of thought, prayer, and discussion, we've decided to pull Jessie out of school. This is not a bad thing. It's a good thing, and here's why.

Top reasons to pull out:

  • Less stress/no pressure
  • The ability to take AP and Honors classes which, because of her absences, she wasn't allowed to do in public school
  • Flexible schedule
  • Time to focus on building her strength and stamina
  • Travel options :)
  • She will now have a life, time with friends rather than resting while not in school.
  • She was in school only 2 weeks, now out for 2.5 weeks - bad start.

This is an extremely shortened version devoid of explanations. Consider yourself lucky. I can be quite long-winded in listing my justifications.

We are headed over to the school today to officially withdraw and turn in books. We've been researching online schools and will probably settle on Keystone since it's so well known and highly rated. In addition, it offers tons of honors and AP classes.

Jessie told me yesterday that once the final decision was made, she felt like a huge weight was lifted from her shoulders. She's already talked to friends about attending youth groups and dances - something she couldn't do before.

Wish Jes luck. Wish mommy luck. Wish daddy luck. Wish Wes luck.

5 Reactions:

Joanne September 4, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

Yes indeed I hope it helps Lori to conserve her energy for having some fun in life.

I hope you are checking out all the links on my blog especially ILADS andin there Burrascano guidelines and good luck finding a good LLMD can be found through the main charities.

Brian September 4, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

Good Luck to all of you!

Us September 5, 2009 at 2:05 AM  

I'm sorry Jessie had a bad start with school, but glad that you all have made a decision that everyone is happy with. It will be less stress! And that's great that you're able to find an online school and she's still able to take AP classes. Good luck with your new adventure.

Sue Jackson September 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

Congratulations on your decision and on Jessie's fresh start. I hope it will work out well for her. certainly, it will be so much less stressful - believe me, I understand!

It's great that she'll be able to take AP and Honors classes now, too. I don't know anything at all about taking classes via the internet. Jamie always insisted that he wanted to be in school as much as he could, and - thankfully - he only struggled for two years with part-time school.

So great, too, that Jess is already planning fun social stuff!

Sounds like this is the right decision for her right now.


le @ whoopwhoop January 13, 2010 at 4:49 AM  

wow .. I am just new ... what a bundle life has thrown at you and your brave daughter ...

I want to ask how interlinked - at all - are the three conditions ...

Personal interest as I am raising two GF boys - five and seven - have been gluten free from day one as their dad / my husband is C and we did lots of reading, found connections to blood type O - he and both boys are - and decided to do our best not to contribute to the condition beginning ...

good wishes to you all and now I must go read you some more, le

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