A Very Special Graduation

Graduation

It’s official! My first born is a high school graduate. This wonderful young man of mine has been through so much…

Born three months prematurely,

Diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegia at five months,

First wheelchair by 12 months,

Told he would never go to school,

Told he would be a “vegetable,”

19 surgeries in 18 years,

Ambulance rides and therapies and endless needle pokes,

but none of it has ever kept him down!

Now, I don’t think anybody should be referred to as a vegetable. All people, regardless of ability, deserve more dignity than that.

And let me ask you, does this happy graduate look like a vegetable to you?

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The world would be a better place if more people had this much joy! Not only did he graduate with an excellent GPA from a very academic school as a main streamed student, but he will be going to college in the fall to study sports journalism. He is the joy of our lives and we could not be more proud.

To celebrate, I created a banner just for him and I added his graduation cap as part of the decor.

Graduation Banner stampin365

When our son was first diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as an infant, we decided to focus on one thing, and one thing only: all that he is ABLE to do. And let me tell you, the list is long. Very, very long.

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There is so much joy to be found when we focus on the can instead of can’t in life. I count myself one lucky momma to be blessed with a perfectly disabled son!

May this day bring you much joy and happiness.

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

 

8 thoughts on “A Very Special Graduation

  1. Congrats to your son….what a wonderful blessing he must be to your family. Sue

    Talk about your blessings more than your problems!

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  2. Wow, what an awesome young man your son must be. He has achieved something that so many more able bodied young adults have failed to do. I admire his drive and determination. Good luck to him in college, but something tells me he won’t need it.

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