Four years ago, I joined many of my friends as we registered our babies for kindergarten. I imagined the first day. I dreamed of school pictures, PTA meetings and class parties. Less then a month later those dreams were dashed when the doctors informed me that Alex was not well enough to go to school. For the past 4 years I have joyfully homeschooled Alex. I have loved every precious minute with my boy as I watched him learn and grow. But there was always a touch of sadness each August as the kids all headed back to school. For us, there were no first day of school pictures. No new friends made in class. No report cards to brag about.
Totally unexpectedly, today those dreams came true. Today, I am proud to present Alex's first day of school pictures!!!!!
Alex went yesterday and met his class. His teacher has been fabulous...warm and inviting, caring and compassionate, so accomodating. She has a plan to let Alex skype into class several times a week so he can participate in class without the ramifications of being in school. Here are some pictures from his meeting yesterday!