Monday, May 6, 2013

Preschool to Kindergarten

Sophie Kate is doing better and went back to school on Wednesday of last week, that is also the day that we had her IEP meeting for next year.  It went really well and I am certainly looking forward to the new things SK will get to be a part of next year.  The only downside to next year is that we will be leaving our wonderful preschool class and teacher that we have been with for three years. 

The life of our family changed for the better three years ago when SK entered this class.  Her teacher and friends have been such a blessing to our family.  They have set wonderful achievable goals for our girl and work diligently and consistently with her each and every day that she attends.  As we sat around the conference table last Wednesday surrounded by SK's teachers and therapists I could feel in their expressions and their words how much they truly care about our girl.  They don't just teach her, they don't just stretch her, they don't leave her in her wheelchair to be a bystander to all the activity in the classroom.  They have made a commitment to these children with their lives and careers and it is evident everyday in their words and actions.  With tears that would come and go as the meeting went on, I felt so grateful for all of them and what they have contributed to the life of my daughter and our family.

It's a wonderful thing that she is able to attend school at all. It's even more wonderful that I can leave her confident in the care she is getting when I'm not there.  It's been a good thing for both of us.  Five years ago I would have never believed that we would be talking Kindergarten for SK next year, so excited for her.

This verse comes to mind when I think about those who have taught, loved and cared for our girl for the past three years, especially her teacher.  Philippians 2:3 "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves."

Mrs. B thank you for always regarding Sophie Kate in such a way.   

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