Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Urology Test

I went to the doctor this morning for a test.  I will NEVER take that test again.  None of my friends will ever take that test if I can help it – I texted them all after it was over and told them how bad it was.  I’m not going into detail, but it was at the urologist’s office.  Worst, most humiliating thing ever.  Never, never take that test.  It is all that I can think about right now.
We all do things that we don’t want to do sometimes.  Take a urology test (Never again – I mean it!); go to the dentist; eat something you don’t like at a dinner party; go to a movie that you didn’t want to see with a friend; etc.  Sometimes you just have to buck up and do that thing that you have been dreading and just move on.
But how do you move on when you are Fernanda?  Fernanda is a 7 year-old-girl here in Dallas who has an open case with CPS and whom we are helping at Community Partners of Dallas.  Fernanda and her younger sister were physically abused by their mother for years, recently resulting in the death of Fernanda’s baby sister. 
Can Fernanda ever get over her abuse?
Can Fernanda ever get over the murder of her sister?
Can Fernanda ever get over the fact that her mother will never be in her life?
I hope that she can, but the chances are slim.
I’ll finally quit thinking about that awful urology test.  I’m lucky.  Is Fernanda?

2 comments:

  1. Puts everything in perspective, even that horrible test you had to take. I am so grateful that CPD makes a difference in lives like Fernanda's. I certainly hope that she is with a family who loves her the way she deserves to be loved.

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  2. She is, Christie -- she is with a relative and doing well!

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