Actually brings tears to my eyes when I look at these pictures again. Our struggle with William's shyness and his ability to adjust to new situations has been a tough one for us. We understand that a lot of it has to do with his personality and we're wrestled so much with how best to handle each situation that presents itself as a challenge for William and his ability cope and engage in a new environment. This moment was confirmation that he truly is growing in this area.
We were told that he would be receiving student of the month for April and when he would be receiving his award so that we knew when to be there to see it. He had know idea ahead of time. What we didn't know, was what the award was being given to him for. When they announced his name for the "Most Improved" award, my heart was beaming. You'll notice why in the description below. Not only did we, but his teacher (Mrs. Cronrath) noticed how much William improved in his openness and ability to make friends and show eagerness when it comes to his academics. He is trying to hold back a full teeth smile in this first picture, but I could tell that he too was beaming. Our hope is that this is just one step in the right direction of instilling more confidence in himself. How incredibly proud we are of him.
|His classic hold back a smile face (o;|
|Couldn't agree more with what she wrote. So proud of our William.|