Friday, December 19, 2008

Goodbye for now


We said our goodbyes to second grade public school...for now. We love them dearly and the teacher is a saint. I don't know how she does it, but we've really enjoyed her class, and I'm thankful for her patience. I will never match her teaching abilities but it is now my job to teach him for a while, along with the homebound teacher who will start coming to our house after the holidays.. I did finally break down, in front of my children...when Gage said "I'm gonna miss my friends." But I wasn't the only one, there were other parents there too and they know this isn't as easy as we make it look. I couldn't hold in the tears as my very brave son, walked around to each of his classmates, and hugged them before we made our departure. Thank you second grade, we love you and will miss you.

6 comments:

leahlefler said...

This one made me a little teary eyed. I'm praying for some easier times for you guys- and a really good teacher from the home visit program! I wonder if Gage could visit his class once in a while for class parties, etc?

Christian's Mommy said...

I'm crying for you guys....Gage is such a strong boy...he's going to do great. Hang in there, Super Mom!

Nicole said...

Praying for you guys...

Tiffani Hill-Patterson said...

Val, it's OK to let go sometimes. You can't keep it all in. Have a good cry if you need to.

You're already a great teacher, so no need to worry about that.

Lots of folks are thinking of you and praying for you. Hugs!

Rachel @ Cochlear Implant Online said...

tissues please!!!! Gage reminds me of me when I went through two implant failures. He's very strong and will get through sooner than he may realize.

Jodi Cutler Del Dottore said...

I love you guys...Hmm, I can only imagine how creative Homeschool By Val will be...*smile*