Thursday, April 7, 2011
One Special Kid
I have four wonderfully smart and kind boys....but today i want to talk (brag) about my oldest son, Travis. Travis is 14 (almost 15) and showes us all the time that he is a very kind hearted boy. The other day I got a call from his GTT (gateway to technology) teacher. She called me and said...."Mrs. Rummerfield? " I said "yes" and she then said "this is Travis' GTT teacher" of course my first thought was oh no what happened now. (my son is very outspoken and gets in trouble for it often ) she said "I just wanted to call you and brag on your WONDERFUL son..." here is why..."in my class we have two young ladies that are special needs girls. No one really ever wants to sit with them much less help them because of how other kids will make fun of them. Your son doesn't care what other say about him. From the beginning he volunteered to share a table with these two girls and has been nothing but kind to them. Everyday he helps them with their work and before they turn in an assignment he will check their work and make sure it is correct. If it isn't correct he will sit down with them and show them what they did wrong and what they have to do to correct the problem. Today after being gone sick for 3 days he came in and we had a little problem.... both girls wanted to be partners, something I try not to do since it is more difficult to teach with them together. Travis said it was fine he would work with them so she could teach the class. He worked with them and showed them what they were suppose to be doing and how to do it the whole time being so patient and kind to both girls. He never judges them or makes them feel like they are less of a person because of their disabilities. I just wanted to let you know you have a remarkable son and he is number 1 in my book." It was so nice to get a nice phone call from a teacher ( that is not always the case) and it is nice to know that my son seems to have a very kind heart and a great attitude towards the world and what is important and what isn't. I am soooooooo proud of him and how grown up he is. He makes me smile everyday and I am so blessed to have him as my son, my first born. He will be setting such wonderful examples for his brothers and I hope they follow in his footsteps.