Just a couple of weeks ago Keller had his second "field trip" of the year. When preparing for the field trip I reflected back to his field trip from the beginning of the year. The first, a trip to the local pumpkin patch, wasn't exactly my idea of a enjoyable day as a mother. He spent most of the day glued to my leg, and would hardly join his class in any of the activities. Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed it, but I felt this horrible void for Keller. I saw how much fun he was missing. He really didn't show any interest in interaction with the other kids at all. His teacher and I discussed his shy predisposition, and she encouraged me that he was making strides in the right direction. . . . now to the second field trip. This trip, a trip to Tad's Pizza Party, was something that he had talked about for weeks. On the morning of the trip, as I walked into his room to wake him, his first words to me were "Don't forget I have to wear my school t-shirt" On the way, he talked to me about who he would play with and how very excited he was to join his class. On this day, as the day started to come to a close, I was in awe of the about-face Keller had made.
God also gave me that same affirmation today . . . . . . as I rounded the corner, as I always do, Mrs. Faye turned and announced "Keller, mommy's here". Today, that shy child that I thought would never come out of his shell, stood up, shot both arms up in the air and turned to all of the children and said, "Bye everyone, I LOVE YOU!" At that moment Mrs Faye turned to me and said, "that's not something he would have done at the beginning of the year". As I held my precious child's hand as we walked to the car today tears streamed down my face . . . . . . thank you God for answered prayer.