He surprised us when he told us how students were divided into a groups to decorate a person with tin foil for a fashion show. The group chose him and he went along with it. Then to top the day off, after the kids covered him head-to-toe with foil, he was told he had to walk across the stage in front of several hundred kids, all from different schools to show off his team’s “foil outfit”. When I asked if he walked across the stage he said, “Well my bottom lip was shaking and I felt like I was going to throw up, but I did it anyway.” I could tell from his expression that he was so proud of himself! As for me, I had tears of joy filling my eyes. I was so proud of him and was overwhelmed with hope for what’s to come.
There’s something to be said about a fresh start. Middle school here we come!