Cards from family and teachers, cash, candy and balloons from neighbors, presents, ice cream cake, packages from friends far away. He had a pretty fabulous birthday! Middle school starts tomorrow. He's been put into the GATE core classes even though he is not in the program. Hopefully it will be a good fit and he will be happy and comfortable. Locker combinations have been memorized, school clothes have been picked out, backpacks stand at the ready.
Here goes nothing.