Our Covid-Life was moving right along. It felt more like a pause-in-life than anything else. It didn’t really feel like we were missing out on anything because everybody was “locked up.” We have been doing lockdown every cold and flu season for the past 10 years because of Jadon’s SMA but this spring it became the thing to do.
School was cancelled ONE WEEK before Jadon would have returned to the classroom. We were devastated, however, things didn’t feel all that different. From November to April Jadon Facetime’s with his class every day so our only real change was that we were now doing ZOOM with his class 3 times a week. It still didn’t feel like we were missing out on all that much.
…Until this week
This week our Facebook memories started showing all of those “Last Day of School” photos from years gone by. These were a sudden reminder of exactly what we were missing out on.
Jadon was never supposed to go to school.
He wasn’t supposed to live long enough to do so.
Starting with his first year of Pre-K with Mrs. Lentz the Rolling Ridge Elementary School students and staff became family. We have been incredibly blessed for the past 8 years by this school and everyone in it.
Now because of Covid-19 we did not get to say a proper goodbye. We didn’t get to experience all of those last things.
We didn’t get to roam the halls one last time and say goodbye to all of his past teachers.
We didn’t get to say goodbye to a building that gave Jadon’s life so much meaning for the past 8 years.
We are so proud of out little man. The BUG is growing up. We are of course excited for whatever the next chapter brings but we are a little disappointed that this chapter didn’t have a better ending.
Thank you Rolling Ridge! You will always hold a special place in our hearts.