For Christmas I wanted to get something special for Ms. Rachel, Amelia’s trainer at LearningRx. After conferring with my friend who owns Too Dark Motorsports, we came up with an idea. She made an ornament that said “Ms. Rachel-Thank you for being you and letting me be me”. Amelia wrote her name on the back and we presented it to Ms. Rachel along with a gift card.
You see, when I was considering putting Amelia into the LearningRx program one of my fears was that she would lose that big personality. Sometimes that big personality can make me crazy, the drama from that child wears me out. But her personality is what makes her. The blunt comments, funny things she says, her big imagination and doing the voices of Mickey Mouse and all of his friends—I love that so much! There have been a few embarrassing things said and done, but what child doesn’t do that to their parents?
Someone once told me that we all have to conform…OUCH! That one gets me, I’ve never been one to really conform. I can get along with most anyone and can smooze the best of them, but conform I do not. While sometimes it can be painful, I would be so miserable conforming to what people seem to want me to be. I want Amelia to be strong and true to herself as well, so anything I can do to let her be herself I encourage.
That’s one reason I love Ms. Rachel; not only does she let Amelia be Amelia but she loves exactly who she is! She just giggles at Amelia’s nuances, she will usually call Ms. Ali into the room so she can hear what Amelia did. Ms. Ali is the person that assigns the trainers to students and she’s become quite fond of Amelia as well. They both do so much for my heart, to hear them say they love being with Amelia and how they tell friends and family of her latest silliness.
I know that once Amelia starts kindergarten at school things may not be as easy but for now having these ladies be part of our lives is a blessing.
Thank you Ms. Rachel and Ms. Ali for bringing a smile to my face and joy to Amelia every week!