Mr. Boo, you have grown and matured in ways that almost defy description this summer, and it is only early July. Though you are very sleepy every morning, you still are happy to greet the yellow school bus as it chugs onto our block. You hop on board without a backward glance. When you come home, we walk for miles, exploring the neighborhood, the parks, the mall. We watch the baby birds and bunnies grow up around us, laugh at kids playing in the sprinkler, and in general, have a good time. Sometimes, we go to the Y to walk laps or swim. You love to watch the pickup basketball games. You are so easy to please. A trip to Subway delights you. A twenty five cent gumball almost puts you into rapture. A small price to pay for your happiness.
Friday is your last day of summer school. Now, you will officially become a senior! It seems like only yesterday that you started your school career at Bridge View. I can never express my deep thanks and gratitude to the amazing staff that works there. You won’t go far away when you graduate, just across the parking lot to Focus Beyond, where you will have another three years of adventures and milestones.
This weekend we have a new adventure. You, Alissa, and I are participating in a 5km run/walk to raise money for Parkinson’s research. I am going to run the race, then loop back to find you and Alissa, and then walk you in. This will be different than Special Olympics, but I think you will find it to be just as fun. If you like this, there are may more races to do for good causes. I am delighted to get to share this part of my life with you.
There is so much I want to tell you Mr. Boo, but I hardly have the words. You make my life complete. You make our family complete. You will always be my one and only Boo Bear. Love, Mom.