Today marks the first anniversary of the J-Man starting school. His first year in the Pre-K autism class at the nearby elementary school has been better than we even dreamed possible.
We are thankful beyond words for all that his teachers and therapists have done with and for him, for their amazing skills and creativity, for their kindness and love for him and for all their students, and for everything they do to help the J-Man and all the children there to let their lights shine.
His elementary school is – at least in our opinion, but we know we’re right! – a standard-bearer for other schools in our county and state, and frankly anywhere. Little did we know five years ago when we moved into our house that the J-Man would come into our lives and fill it with his presence, and a tree-filled lot two miles away would become an elementary school a couple of years later, and that school would become such a place of caring and learning and achievement for our son and for so many students. It’s funny how all these things come together like this.
We offer our deepest gratitude to the administration, teachers, and staff of Harris Creek Elementary, and especially to Mrs. Jennifer, Ms. Megan, Ms. Cindy, Mrs. Jamie, Ms. Vroom, Ms. Stephanie, Mrs. Stacy, Ms. Heidi, Mrs. Nancy, and everyone else who works with the J-Man and has helped him so much over the past year. (God help me if I forgot anybody! Y’all let me know if I did!)
We start his second year filled with hope and excitement! On we go!