I received an e-mail today, from the principal at the Catholic school where my 9 year old will attend this year. Now, you need to understand that this child had to be taught to walk and talk and has attended at ABA school for the past two years. A year and a half ago, she could not read- at all- and was too overwhelmed to be a classroom with more that 4 or 5 children. But in one week she will attend private school, all day, with minimal accomadations, AT Grade Level. I could not be more excited for her.
So, I received an e-mail from the principal, after they tested her last week, that she would be in 4th grade for almost all subjects and they would simply split grade her for a couple classes. They can’t wait to have her and she can’t wait to have them.
So this is to all the parents out there, who go day to day, not seeing the milestones…. not seeing the strides… wondering if their child will ever make it in this world. Keep doing what you are doing! Whether your child simply learns to type, “I love you,” or learns to ride a bike or ends up solving all the political battles, one day, that hold our kids back…. you are making a very big difference for your children.
I wish each of you a wonderful start to another year full of joy, tears, blessings and prayers… little steps and giant ones and most of all, I wish you those quiet moments when you can look back and know that YOU are making a difference.