I keep saying it but, just a quick note as I should be at work now but not much happening (tomorrow the last day before holidays) and Jack is busily finishing off Christmas cards for everyone in his grade.
Just wanted to let you know about the amazing support Jack and I have been receiving (not only on here!) Jack's class mates all wrote and decorated cards of support for him and the teachers gave him a small teddy bear angel, complete with halo and wings. They also gave Jack and I a standard rose called "Mother's Love". There were a few tears shed as I read through the packet of cards from Jack's class, then again when one of his teachers gave me the rose outside his class. She also shed a few and I had to steady her so she could go back into teach her class. Jack also brought his school report home which has improved out of sight! Over the last two years Jack has missed quite a lot of school as Jenni could not get him there very often. Consequently, he fell quite a bit behind. I less than one semester Jack has caught up in just about every area and his reading is actually ahead of where he should be for grade two! A testament to Jack's wonderful teachers.
The teacher's, office staff, School Chaplain and the school community as a whole have been wonderfully supportive and I thank them for caring for our son in his time of need. Jen would be so grateful for their gentle care of Jack and also so proud of his achievements this semester (all while his Mum was fading.) He is an amazing boy and I know that with the support his school shows he will blossom in the coming years there.
Take care everyone and thanks for the emails I have received from many of you. I will get back to you all as things slow down in the coming week or so.
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Posted by Jen Ballantyne at 9:37 am