I know what it's like to watch all of those sweet babies walk into your classroom on their first day. I know what it's like to wish that those worried and anxious parents at the door would leave you to your job. 'He will do great! Don't worry!' you say.
The thing is, it doesn't feel good to be on this side of things. I didn't know that I would want to tell you that Samuel is not just another kid. He's MY kid. And we have been through a lot. He has overcome a lot. He has a lot to learn.
Please be aware that many of the things he needs help with are the things that we are working on - at home and at therapy. He has made a lot of progress! Be patient with him. ENCOURAGE HIM TO EAT and understand that HE WILL NOT DRINK that cup of milk you're providing for him. Sorry. We are just happy that he eats and drinks (anything.)
So although hundreds of kids have walked through your classroom doors and hundreds more will in the future, remember that this kid is everything to me. Teach him with grace. Give him love. And share Christ with him. I'm excited to see how he grows.
Just Another Anxious Mother"
But what I really said was, "Have a GREAT day Samuel! I love you!"
And he didn't turn back...which was exactly what I wanted.