Today, filled me with so many emotions. Mostly proud, a little sad, very excited, extremely hopeful and so amazed by the progress my little kindergarten graduate had made this year.
He walked proudly through the gymnasium head held high, his homemade graduation hat sitting perfectly on his head as he walked in a straight line, a sign saying “Aspiring Veterinarian” hanging around his neck, he wore a shirt and tie (that he was so proud of) and slacks with his skateboarder shoes shuffling along the gym floor. He looked so grown up, so confident, my amazing little guy.
They played graduation music and my eyes began to tear up immediately. Why must they do that? But my mascara held out, and I held it together.
He walked up and accepted his diploma from his teacher, shook her hand and the principals and sat back in his spot, beaming with pride.
He has come so far this year. His friends wanted to take pictures with him. His teacher, special ed coordinator, grandparents, friends of ours, and family all felt so much pride in watching him come so far! Watching the progress of this little boy who touches everyone’s heart that he meets, he is truly inspirational. Like many amazing autistic children I meet, they can overcome so much!
Here’s to your future Mateo, what ever comes your way I know that you will take it on like the Super kid you are!!