Today was Brayden's graduation from preschool, and I need to pay tribute to someone very special!
Ever wanted to know what a Saint looked like? Well just look in the picture. The cute lady with B is his most precious teacher Rosie. He and I both love her to pieces. Rosie is as sweet as her name, she has the energy of a two year old, and what would seem to be unlimited patience! Rosie is a special needs teacher and she truly has been a Godsend to us!
I went to her the first week of preschool. Brayden was enrolled in another class at a different CDC, and since he couldn’t communicate well… well, it was bad. A very dear friend of mine told me about Rosie. She said that Rosie was the "Child Whisperer" and she could fix anything. So later that afternoon I went to meet with her. I remember meeting her for the first time and finding my self with most sweetest spirited person ever! I told Rosie about Brayden’s behavior and my concerns about his speech and that he didn’t communicate well. She gave me a lot of information, and she told me that even if I couldn’t get him changed to that class right away, to just come anyway and “visit” because she’d make room for us. (And this is after she knew me a whole 5 seconds). Sweet huh!!
It was nothing short of a blessing that the class had an opening, and I was able to switch him within the week. I remember that first day picking him up, and Rosie was holding his hand and walking out with all the other kids to the bus. I guess he just didn’t want to let go. After all was said and done, and the other kids were on the bus, Rosie walked him to the car and helped him get in his car seat. She spent time talking to him, and I just kept thinking “Wow… she is so wonderful!! And she’s actually getting him in his car seat!” And you know what, that wasn’t the last time either.
When ever I would need help, thought I needed help, didn’t know I needed help… its like she magically knew how to help. Anytime I asked for advice, she always knew what to say and had some kind of resolution to a problem…. As you can see, it’s not hard to understand why Brayden and I think she hung on the moon!
Brayden has come a long way, from talking to communicating, from super crazy to calm and crazy ;) I can't help but be so very very proud of him! But when I stop and look at it, I am so very grateful to have had someone helping me along the way. I am truly indebted to her. I don’t know how I will ever repay her for everything she has done. I don’t know how I could ever thank her enough. We love our Rosie, and it’ll be a very long summer without her!!!!
Alecia, Brayden, and Rosie
Receiving his certificate!
For the last day they had water play!!
Brayden and Rosie
And he loved it!!
May she didn't quite so much. ;)
Brayden, Seth, and Rosie
Teachers got involved too!
Seth and Rosie
And paybacks were more than welcome!
Even baby brothers enjoyed the fun!
Daddy and Jack