Today was Spencer's last day of school. Since he was 3, he is now 5, he has been attending Early Childhood Development. He went four mornings a week and loved school very much. He had access to a "regular" classroom teacher, who is FAR from regular along with her aide. Occupational, Physical and Speech therapy and gym. He rotated these each day. Because of these special, patient and open minded ladies, Spencer excelled far more than he would have during these last few years. He grew to love his teachers and they in return love him. He will be difficult in the mornings for the next few weeks because he cannot understand why he won't be going to school this summer. It breaks my heart that not only does he not understand but that he will not be seeing these women he has grown to love again unless by chance. I honestly would have been lost without them!
This is the note Mrs. DeeDee sent home with Spencer today:
"John and Sheri,
Thank you so much for sharing your son with me. I have learned so much from him. I don't know if I will ever make it to Heaven. So I feel fortunate that I was to work with a little boy who I know will be in Heaven some day. I am literally working with angels."
Spencer next to his locker. You can tell who is the photographer in this family. John took all of these pictures.
Mrs. DeeDee. This woman is one in a million. She will always have a special place in my heart. She was Spencer's main classroom teacher and coordinated his days and was my communication to how he was doing and what they were working on.
Mrs. Tara, his Occupational Therapist. I wonder if he likes her?