It's the last day of school for 3 of our kids and in a week the other two will be done as well. Overall it was a successful year for the kids and I'm very happy with the progress they've made.
There have been awesome achievements - Jacob jumped way ahead in his reading levels nearly catching up to grade level. And there were some difficulties - Callie's behavior took a nose dive in the spring.
Through it all I realized how many people it takes to raise our kids and how very important they are to us. Last week I took Callie to 3 appointments with 3 professionals 3 days in a row, every one of them plays an essential role in raising a healthy happy Callie. On top of that I saw various school staff members when I picked her up or dropped her off and was so appreciative of the awesome staff she has had at school. That was especially bittersweet as it's her last year there and we've had children there for some 8 successful years.
Next year will bring a number of changes in the school setting. Callie is moving to the middle school which will be a huge adjustment for her. Ella will move to the middle school level in her school, although the same building she is in now so a little less adjustment. Shannie's program is moving to a different school, but the same staff - so grateful for that. Jacob will have new teachers, of course and Christian will have to adjust to Callie riding the bus with him and attending his school.
Now, we have summer to look forward to, endure, enjoy, survive, appreciate - all of these apply - in no particular order. There was a rainbow last night - always a symbol of hope and promise - a great way to start of summer I think.