Momma's Girl

April 13, 2012

“There has got to be an explanation for this,” The frazzled woman said as she scrolled through Google search. Her old PC hummed louder with every click and her frustrations grew with it.

“Hun, you heard what the doctors said. Maybe she really is just shy, very shy at that. But still just shy,” said her less than frazzled husband.

“I refuse to believe that. There has to be an explanation. Children are never that shy. She can’t be just shy.” The woman indignantly asserted. “I’m a mother, I know these things. I’m going to figure out what is going on. I don’t want her to have to live like this. I want her to be happy, and avoiding the world isn’t going to bring her that happiness.”

The Google searches became a daily habit. Every night, after dinner was through and the kitchen was clean, the mother would sit down at the old computer stationed at an old desk in a corner of the kitchen. When she was busy she Google searched for about 45 minutes. When she had more free time those 45 minutes turned into 2 or 3 hours. Sometimes her husband would say goodnight to his wife at her computer desk as he didn’t want to interrupt her search for answers and she equally did not want to be interrupted. She was determined to find out what was wrong. It was her first baby girl, the rest being older boys. And that baby girl was not going to suffer. No, not on her watch. Doctors kept telling the parents their 5 year old was simply very shy. That was why she wouldn’t speak to anyone. She was just shy. Doctor after doctor and test after test and appointment after appointment that baby girl was told that she was simply shy. Her mom knew better, and deep down her father did too. He simply had no means of giving any other explanation so he often took the doctor’s answers to heart. Mom would keep looking. She wouldn’t stop. Shyness was not a satisfactory answer for her. And if ya knew her, you would know she did not accept unsatisfactory statements, she would find the truth and nothing was going to stop her.

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