I don’t mean to jump ahead and not finish my story. I have such news that I could not help but share it. I know I told you all about Gavin my oldest. How he is a self proclaimed nerd/geek. He is an amazingly smart child always has been. He is in the gifted program at his school and is top of his class.When he was tested for his IQ when he was in second grade it was 134. He is VERY into science and math. The district we live in has a magnet program that is a Science and Technology Academy. You have to apply to get in and it is not easy to get in. Gavin had to write 2 essays one about why he wants to go there and the other was what his plans for the future were as far as college and career. He took a lot of time and really thought it all out and then sat down and wrote them. I can not tell you how proud I was of him when I read what he wrote. The way that my son thinks just blows my mind. He wants to cure cancer. So that no child ever has to loose their grandma(my mother in law) like he did to cancer. She passed when he was 4 and it so shaped his life.
He also had to have top scores on PSSA tests and his grades had to be A’s. All of which he has.
Well we sent in all our info and the application in November and have been waiting ever since. Well today when I got home from a very nice lunch with James and Mady, both played hooky today to spend time with me..shhhh
There sat the letter from the magnet office in the mail box. I have never been this scared at a letter in my life. I was shaking so bad that I could not get the thing opened. I thought he didn’t make it, he didn’t the envelope is to skinny it would have forms if he made it. God how can I tell him. My mind was racing so fast. I opened the letter and it said Congratulations! OMG it says Congratulations!
Gavin GOT IN! OMG he got IN!!!!
I screamed so loud I scared the dogs. I ran out to the van where James was getting a sleeping Mady out of the car and just screamed and cried and cried and screamed…James just smiled so big. Kinda like he did when we found out each time we were having a baby.
The world that has opened up for my son is now limitless. He will have access to so much. Professors from CMU, and MIT, heads at Google. He will be able to realize his dream and so much more.
What a wonderful day!