Friday, August 31, 2012
As I left for the Kindergarten Orientation, Mireya was fast asleep in her hospital bed. I wish she could have been there to meet her classmates and experience the buzz and excitement. I visited with her teacher and took pictures and videos of her classroom. Mireya's teacher also made a video greeting for her, which Reya thought was really special. I met with the Educational team earlier this week to discuss plans for Mireya, ways to keep her connected to the class and the process of transitioning her into the physical school setting. This is something we'll monitor and take a day at a time. Nothing is set in stone and it all can be changed as needed. It's not your traditional start to school, but we're thankful for the resources available for Mireya's journey and success this year.
Jalen's orientation was in the afternoon. He enjoyed meeting his teacher, seeing old friends and new classmates. In just a few days, three of the four will be classified as 'in school'. In the midst of all that has been going on, we were able to coordinate getting our college girl back to school. She had to go back a little earlier for training as an RA. We are very excited and proud of her. Makinley will participate in a preschool program to keep her thriving and socializing (she's just that kind of girl). Keep us in your prayers as we embark upon a new school year with the expectation of maintaining health, sanity and the excitement for learning.