I posted a while back about Tali 1 applying to a very prestigious school for their middle school program. I tried not to talk about it too much cause I didn’t want to jinx us. (Be quiet….I’m superstitious!) Well, the letter just came and it was a skinny letter. I swear I held on to it for a solid ten minutes. I finally took a deep breath and opened it and my baby is ACCEPTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can’t lie, I cried like a baby. He is the newest student at arguably, the best middle school in PA and one of the top in the nation. At the Open House, they told us that almost every student accepted is a straight A student. We knew that competition was going to be thick and we didn’t want to put too much emphasis on him getting in. We continued to focus on his grades and keep moving forward but believe me, it has been in the back of our minds for the last year.
When I walked into the school, a few things jumped out at me…the diversity, the type of child at the school and the environment. It felt exactly like my alma mater, Brooklyn Tech. Students from all backgrounds, all nerdy (in a good way) in a positive and safe environment where learning is the focus. I knew instantly that my son was a perfect fit for the school. I just needed the school to agree.
I am on pins and needles and can’t wait to go pick him up today. He is going to be so excited. Now he will take the bus like a city kid into school everyday. I will probably have to get him his own *gasp* cell phone. My baby (who turns ten next week) is growing up right before my eyes and his future is looking so bright.
When you have a child, you have big dreams for them. You want only the very best. Today, one of those dreams came true and it totally validated the choices Mr. 1969 and I have made regarding his education. What’s also great are the calls and texts pouring in from our family and friends that are cheering for him. We have a village around our son. I am so grateful for that support system. With all of these loved ones behind Tali 1, this will be the first step on his journey and he will get wherever he wants to go.
I AM SO PROUD. THANK YOU GOD. I AM HUMBLED AND GRATEFUL.