Friday, September 12, 2008

Flashback Friday-Special Education June 2005

So this is picture was taken in June of 2005, at the end of the year picnic for the preschool that I worked at when we lived in Covington. This is a picture of me and the little girl that I spent my time with. I was her one on one aid in the morning, and I loved being with her. She was 3 when I started and turned 4 during the school year. She was an absolute terror in a hilarious sort of way, very endearing. I don't think I went a day without laughing.In the afternoon, I worked as a one on one aid with this little boy in a first grade class. While he drove a lot of other people crazy, I absolutely adored him. Again, I don't think that I went a day without laughing. Working at the school for a year totally changed me. Changed isn't the right word, focused would be better.

I had graduated from BYU the June before and I didn't really wanted to know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. All I knew was that I wanted to work with kids who needed me. These two definitely needed me. I found that I was able to help them in a way that no one else could have right then. And I realized that being with them really helped me, made me feel happy and fulfilled. I wanted to keep doing that.

That was probably a lot of information that none of you care about, but I pulled out their pictures as a little reminder why I am willing to go back to school in 2 weeks. I remember now why this is worth it.


Rebecca and Murv said...

i did special ed too-- its funny how you totally click with some kids that others can't deal with and others love the one you can't deal with. and it does change you forever...

Kathy said...

It is a very nice story and we love that you were touched by these special kids. Sorry about your kitty. I hope they take better care of her.