10 years is a decade!

Damn… first off… let me say… I’m looking mighty fine today…. no really… it’s just a good hair day and that is why I chose this prompt! “Find a photo of yourself taken 10 years ago and display it on your blog along with a current photo. How have you changed since the day that photo was taken?

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I remember that day 10 years ago pictured below… on the beach… helping small child fly a kite for the first time… he was so small… and I just wanted to do whatever I could to help him feel like he could do anything, accomplish anything, be anything he wanted… here I am 10 years later… he is a pimply 15.5 year old… I am spending my day sitting outside of the Neurological Learning and Behavior Center while he goes through 5 hours of IQ and Learning testing… because not that much has changed in 10 year… I am still determined to do whatever it takes to let him know there is not a single thing he can not do… You see… my small (or not so small) is not an A student… never has been…. he is a C and D student… and he has had to work as hard for those C’s as so many kids do for an A… High School is burying him alive… and he is just a drop in the ocean of kids there… no one is helping… so we are going to get that help here… He is SO SMART and BRIGHT… he just learns differently than the school district is teaching him… and I will get this kiddo to college… if he wants it… even if it kills me… So in regards to that nothing has changed in the last ten years… other than my hair got FABULOUS! In 3 weeks this center will provide me a road map to help with his educational future and we will know the right steps to take to reach his goals and dreams… whatever they may be… currently it is to be an element bender… or spiderman….  Im not sure they have a class for that shit. Looking down at that picture besides the obvious observation I also have great skin now… I see a good Mom… a mom sitting out here in the waiting area blogging her anxiety away… taking selfies like a teenager just for you! Seriously- 10 years-

8 comments on “10 years is a decade!

  1. Emily

    You do look fabulous! The best of luck for you and your son!

    1. Kerry

      Awwwww! Thanks!

  2. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me

    Parenting a child with exceptional academic needs is a challenge for sure. Best to you both as you forge ahead!
    And you do look terrific!

    1. Kerry

      Thank you!

  3. Kimberly

    And you are one hell of a damn good mom. You really are. It is such a shame that you have to go to such great lengths to get him help like that. The school system should be more supportive. He is a child for crying out loud.
    I hope that he gets the help that he needs. He sounds like an amazing kid who is working so very hard. You are too.

    1. Kerry

      Thank you so much! That means so much to me!

  4. Kat

    Your hair really is amazing!

    1. Kerry

      Bahahaha! Thanks!