Playlist Reboot Day 1: Someone’s Waiting for You (Who Will Rescue Me?)

Posted on 12th April 2012 in Uncategorized

First things first, obviously, I did a really sucky job staying on top of the playlist. So I’m rebooting the thing. And let’s do it this way: I’m going to make no promises to post EVERY SINGLE DAY. I’m going to try, sure. But I’m not going to stress and try to “make up” lost days. I’m going to make this about the music AND about my life. And I’m going to try to stick with it 365 days, whether or not they are specifically 365 CONSECUTIVE days or not.

So what’s been up with me? For the most part, lots of wonderful, good stuff. I’m loving the new school I’m at, and my coworkers are awesome. My students are wonderful as well. And even though the district in all its wisdom decided to throw me a curve ball, giving me two really intense students in the last nine weeks of school, things are still awesome. These are kids that have really been, for lack of any nicer way to say it, put out to pasture by their former general education teachers. I’m sure teaching a class of 25 kindergarteners with 1 who is having behavior problems is difficult. But sheesh, people, try.

So what has not been so good? I am going to preface all this by saying I’m a school teacher, and privacy is of great importance. I’m going to be very vague about all this due to privacy issues as well as because it involves a minor. A beautiful little boy, who is nonverbal, but has a world of things he really wants to tell me. He points to stuff, he signs quite a few things. He’s happy. He can be a challenge, but he really wants to please and be loved.

But he returned to me from spring break in foster care and with stitches in his arm. We don’t know what happened; he can’t tell us. And that’s how it’s been. Something about it all just isn’t right. But I can’t prove it. It hurts me, to the point that every time I talk about it (and as I’m writing this), I cry.

He’s back at home now. But there are proceedings in the works. Pray that what happens is truly what is best for his safety and his care.

From Disney’s The Rescuers 1977, “Someone’s Waiting for You (Who Will Rescue Me?)”:

Be brave little one
Make a wish for each sad little tear
Hold your head up though no one is near
Someone’s waiting for you

Don’t cry little one
There’ll be a smile where a frown used to be
You’ll be part of the love that you see
Someone’s waiting for you

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  • Kate Simone

    You’re strong, and your students are fortunate to have you in their corner. Speaking from experience (albeit nothing[!!!] as serious as your situation), the helpless feeling is eclipsed by only one thing: trying to carry on as normal — in your case, trying to give 100 percent to all your other students while this one’s on your mind.

    … Welcome back, by the way. :) Much to tell you.