It was a day of sadness and tears as we said our final goodbyes to the staff and students at Bryce’s last day of school today. The school only goes up to grade 5 and Bryce will be in grade 6 next year. As I opened the car door for Bryce, I turned around and looked at the school and said, “Say goodbye to your old school, Bryce,” and I began to tear up.
Six years we have been in this school. Throughout those six years we have had over a dozen Special Education Assistant’s (SEA) working with Bryce. Some whom are really close to me and Bryce’s heart. We may never even see them again, but we will definitely never forget them. (You guys know who you are.) If by chance they are reading this, I just wanted to give them a little message:
Thank you for everything you have done for my son. I know some days were headaches and you may of even wanted to give up, but you never did. You never gave up. You believed in Bryce. I respect you so much for never giving up on him. I really appreciate how you never singled him out, never labeled him, and never made him feel alone. I appreciate you for not focusing on the things he wasn’t good at, and instead, showcasing the things he is good at. Bryce is everything he is and ever will be, because of you. Thank you.
And lastly, I can’t forget about the 6 different teachers Bryce has had throughout his time as his school. Each one of you played an important part in Bryce’s life, too. You accepted him and you included him. That’s all that I wanted.
Thanks for reading,
P.S. Thanks for the 2012 Olympic gloves, the Bee & Me book, The Rock ‘Bring it on’ t-shirt, the wrestling ring, and Star Wars book. You guys know Bryce so well!!