Monday, December 6, 2010

Courage

I've never considered Aren to be a "special needs" kid.  He's always just been Aren to me.  But once a year I'm forced to realize that Aren is in fact "special" and needs to be treated as such in some instances in school.  He has recently graduated from an IEP to a 504 for school and I was given a copy to look over and I cringed as I read this and other quotes, "He will require adaptations to the PE curriculum when he gets to middle school and high school, due to his orthopedic limitations.  He is unable to extend his wrists actively or passively.  His reaction time is delayed if a ball were to be thrown at him, his run is slow and choppy."

And then I cried as I read this line, "He is a courageous young man who is no longer afraid to take risks."  Yeah, he is.


7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Awesome!

Emma said...

go aren! i would take being courageous over being able to bend my wrist or run any day!

My Name's Sarah said...

I love Aren. OH MY GOSH! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL IN JUNE!

Megan said...

I love Aren.

Denise said...

Go Aren! Yay!

nelsonturf said...

Aww...one tough kid!

Lucky Mama said...

I love this post! Thanks for making reminding me that our "SN" kids are really just courageous little men!