Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 15, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 18, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Weston Gets Nominated

We received a call on Saturday from the middle school principal.

My heart dropped into my stomach.

This knee jerk reaction occurs every time the principal calls me.

But then I realized it was Saturday, Weston was playing quietly at home and completely unable to get into any kind of trouble at school.


The principal informed us that he had nominated Weston to open Monday's town meeting by leading all of the citizen's in the Pledge of Allegiance. He said that he believed Weston would be a great representative for the school.

I do not know if I have fully recovered from the shock just yet.

I am very proud of Weston and the fine progress he has made at school this year. A far cry from last year's difficulties and validation to me of the importance of providing the proper supports, and plenty of them, to a child who struggles with behavioral issues.

I am proud of the school, for working so closely with me to design and redesign these important tools.

And finally, I am proud of myself for fiercely protecting my son's precious self esteem, for striving always to assist others in seeing the value that is sometimes hidden within Weston.

Way to go Weston!!!!!!!