Once upon a time....when the private school didn't think a young man would be able to succeed in spite of his brilliance and lacking perfect eye sight and great fine motor skills....He made the honor roll!
How ironic that at a meeting where the High School principal called us in and was supposed to say David would have to leave the school because David hadn't proved himself. Too bad for the Headmaster that meeting he had wanted didn't go as planned. David proved the Headmaster wrong and that he could and did succeed.
David constantly amazed all who knew him.
So....now that he was successful at schoolwork in a tough and competitive private school, the next step.....he was about 16...he needed a date for the prom!
|"Dating for Dummies" by Dr. Joy Browne|
This mother challenged him, gave him the book "Dating for Dummies" to give him some ideas on how to find a date for the prom. Yes he laughed when he opened that birthday present!
Not only did Dave get 1 date he wound up with 2 dates and they asked another classmate who didn't have a date to join them....So the 4 went to the Prom and enjoyed a very special evening!
|Pre prom pictures by our koi pond out back|
❤️ Moral of the Story 1 ⇒ Never say you can't because you can. You can exceed all other's expectations of you. Any child who could and did talk in complete sentences at 6 months of age has great potential and is very special.
|Waiting in Woods Hole, MA|
for the Islander Ferry to Martha's Vineyard
❤️ Moral of the Story 2 ⇒ I am one tough Mother that would walk through a burning fire (yes it seemed that way at times) make sure he succeeded. Don't tell me silly things like he would never read! A mother know's her child best. A mother's love is more durable than anything.
|Our first of many trips to Alaska |
showing the huge cabbages grown
there with all the many hours of sunlight
❤️ Moral of the Story 3 ⇒ The power of Love and real parenting will shape the future of the world.
Love while you can....we are never promised tomorrow. ❤️
Today is Mother's Day and would have been his birthday also. While bittersweet, I wouldn't want to lose 1 minute of the times we had with our beloved David.
|Summer horse camp|
|Fishing off the coast in NJ|