Brandon’s last day of school was today. I received an email from his teacher that said they had a pizza party and cake to help him celebrate. She also said Brandon said day penguin (he has trouble saying the word program, so day penguin it is) when they asked where he is going next. She said there were lots of smiles and hugs today as he said good bye to his teacher, paras, therapists, and most importantly, his friends.
When Brandon got home from school, he said no school. I told him he does not have to go to school ever again and he was quite happy.
I will miss the connections I have made through his school. I will miss talking with his teacher when Brandon is struggling. I won’t miss the IEP meetings, but I am going to miss hearing all the wonderful things about my son.
Brandon will go back for his graduation and we will be there to help him celebrate!
When he got home, we found this in his backpack. I absolutely love it and I think we shall keep it forever!
Brandon is ready for the next stage of his life. And so are we.