Bad picture…it’s me taking a picture of a photocopied picture. Sorry. Not very professional so I’ll be sure you take a few real life ones next time I’m at school!
I’ve given them praise over the last year but for certain, Jude’s Support Workers within his school house most definitely deserve highlighting for some of the absolutely amazing things they do with Jude.
He’s a lucky boy, he really is.
I hate how you only ever hear about terrible care staff in the news. I don’t deny there are some truly awful people out there but to shine a different light onto the industry, we have these wonderful people looking after Jude. They put up with me calling every single evening to ask how he is. That alone must be annoying when you’re trying to get on with your work, make dinner for the house, etc. But they tolerate me and my (still) huge anxiety about Jude being so far away from me. It’s been hard, really hard. Especially those times where he’s had a crap time at school and I can’t do anything to help the situation.
I had been feeling pretty rubbish all week but on Thursday morning, whilst I was sat watching Emmeline at gymnastics, the most wonderful email pinged up on my phone. I wanted to share it with you because it truly represents how keen Jude’s crew at school are to go above and beyond any level of care I ever expected we’d receive. They’re bloody awesome. They want to make the children’s after school time fun, stimulating and to encourage them in directions they may not naturally drift.
Of course, I’ve already asked permission of the email sender so here goes…
Jude was given his award in assembly today and had a huge smile on his face when he showed me at collection this afternoon. Bless his little heart.
What achievements does your school reward?
I think getting an award for going on a honey hunt is pretty hilarious but fantastic that it’s been recognised as a step forward for Jude. I’ve re-read this email loads of times now and it doesn’t fail to make me smile.