There are events that occur in our lives that change our path to something radically different in just a few minutes, or hours. Last month, one of those life changing events happened to my family.
When Beans came home from school hurt on the 10th of last month my journey as a mother took a sharp turn. I pulled everything to a halt, as I searched for answers as to what happened, and what I can do to help Beans get the education he has a right to receive. I didn't count on the odds being stacked against us. I didn't anticipate so much hostility from the people that are supposed to educate my child, and have his best interests at heart. The shocking amount of covering up for each other, and adversarial nature of all involved was a life lesson I wish I never got.
As my biggest fears were realized in this situation I realized something else. I realized that my biggest, most tallest fear was that I was incapable. The way in which I underestimated who I am, and what I can do is by far my biggest weakness, and my biggest fear producer.
I realized that in this moment of adversity I could fight it, and get stuck on the part where we are the victim, or I could move forward on this path that I have been suddenly thrust upon. I began to see the new situation, and the new found path as a journey full of opportunity, borne of unfortunate circumstance.