My school PTA had their annual "Mother-Son Dance" tonight and Salvatore took me.
We met and sat with Sara and Jack and had a great time. We took photos, ate, talked, laughed, hugged students and moms, and danced.
I got to quietly observe those students who are so loud and squirmy in class, take their moms by the hands and dance with them, eat dinner with them, and pose nicely for pictures with them. I saw a whole different side of these kids and their families and I was very proud to know them all and to share a part of it with my own son. While it is never easy to get up and leave him everyday to go to work, I am proud of the hard work that I am able to do and of the love and care that I am trusted to share with these kids. Salvatore will one day soon get to have the same experiences and I pray that he has great teachers who get up and do the right thing for him day after day also. The highlight of my evening was watching him dance and watching all of the other people watch him!