Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Last Day of Preschool

Today was the boys last day of preschool. It is an exciting time, but I am also in tears every time I think of it. I love their teachers. They have been some of the people who have encouraged us the most through this journey. They have been on the front lines with us fighting for our boys. We have been shoulder to shoulder for the past 2 years. They have loved our boys through the kicks, screams, tantrums and diet changes. Today they are my unsung heroes.

Everyday they get up and go to a classroom full of preschoolers with special needs. It is hard enough (as most of us know) to deal with a normal preschooler. I can not imagine dealing with a room full of preschoolers and then add to that special needs. Wow!

Today I feel as if I have lost some very valuable companions on this journey. Each one of these teachers and aids have written on the slate of my children's lives. Because of that influence they have affected the lives of everyone the boys touch. I don't think that they will ever understand the eternal impact that they made.

I do not know who will step in and take their place. I know they can never be replaced, but the Lord has others who will step in and join us in this journey.

In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is in the measure of the result. -- James Lane Allen

The develomental preschool staff at Fishback Creek Public Acadamy gave great effort in helping us with the boys recovery. The result of that effort will not be able to be measured for years to come. I think that when we finally reach the end of this journey we will be able to look back and see the different layers that were laid down. Theirs was the first.


Heather L. said...

How wonderful that God provided such good teachers! You're right -- that is courageous to take on a classroom of preschoolers, let alone special-needs!

Alaina said...

What a wonderful tribute to the dedicated teachers who have blessed your family and I'm sure many others!

Monica said...

Wow, can you believe it! Your boys are moving on to bigger and better things. God has been so good in leading you to just the right people at the right time. No doubt these teachers have played a part in shaping your boy's forever.