Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kindergarten Graduation

Today was Juliana's Graduation from Kindergarten and what an emotional day.  We did it!  We made it through our first year of full mainstream general education.  She was no longer in our little protective bubble. No, she was out in the big wide world.  We were petrified.  Would her teachers and team understand her?  Would the kids understand her?  Would the kids respect her and treat her with dignity?  The answer to all of these was YES!
 Here she is accepting her certificate

This is Ms. Bustos and Ms. Miller or the dynamic duo as we like to call them.  Ms. Bustos was her aide this year and Ms. Miller her teacher.  We couldn't have asked for better.  These ladies pushed my girl so far this year.  She entered a baby and came out a much more mature little girl.  They didn't feel sorry for her, they didn't pity her.  No, they did something far more important.  What these ladies did was believe in her.  And by doing so allowed her to grow and develop and mature.  Thanks you ladies for an amazing Kindergarten year!  It has meant the world to us. 

 Her graduating class.  This is a group of sensitive kiddos with a huge heart.  Kids that I am so grateful God sent to her as friends.  These kids have my girls back, because she is their FRIEND!

 Thanks to all her team at M.C. Lively for all of your love, support, compassion and patience.  My girl has had an awesome start to her education.  1st Grade, you have big shoes to fill, but I can't wait to see how much she grows.

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