Miss Kat was inducted into her school's honor society today. She was extended an invitation to apply because of her grades during the first semester of 6th grade. She then had to fill out some forms about her service, leadership roles, and extra-curricular activities. She was also required to write a short essay about a time when she overcame a struggle as a leader. After reviewing all of that information, they decided to accept her! Today was the induction ceremony. We are so proud of her!
I remember when Miss Kat was younger, (at JTC and when we first moved here) being very frustrated whenever there was a parent panel. They always had families who reported that everything was going sooooo well! Their kids were always caught up, reading above grade level, getting amazing grades, involved in tons of extracurricular activities. I wanted to see what happened with the OTHER families! The families who had kids who started late. I wanted to see the kids who didn't have perfect access to sound starting at 6 months old. I wanted to know what happened to the kids who didn't get to never have a language delay, the ones who WEREN'T caught up by age 5. I thought that WE were never being represented...and I was wrong.
Now we are that obnoxious family that says that everything is going amazingly. We have a child who is all caught up! I get to say that the transition to public school has been nothing but a dream and that the school district is meeting all her needs. I have a child who advocates for herself in the classroom and has hearing friends and does sleep-away camp without struggles...
I never thought this day would come. I guess I should have never expected less of Miss Kat.