In Transition and Christmas

Whilst I agree that Christmas is the ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ and more so for my son and I who are transitioning back home to the Cayman Islands and just to elaborate a bit here is my story.

YEAR 2015 – 2016

My son and I left our home in Cayman to come over to the US where he would be attending college and seeking Special Education for his challenges with Aspergers (ASD) just to explain what that is for anyone who may not be familiar with it. (ASD) Aspergers is Autism Spectrum Disorder which affects an individual in various ways. For my son his challenges are in Social and Independent Living Skills. With that said, I am happy to report that I am so happy to say that I am so grateful to God for the opportunity to have been able to share this journey with my son. I am also grateful to the Cayman Islands Government for affording him a Scholarship to attend College and get the help he needed. The journey began at a very bumpy start not just with the transitioning factors but more so with the start up of classes, Culinary Arts to my son at the beginning was like a terrible nightmare, which could have resulted in a complete failure but thank God it did not. With the help of Management of McFatter Technical College they intervened and my son was able to relax a bit and get on with the job at hand, once he got over that first hurdle he took off running until he reached the finish line. He has not only made me and his entire family proud, his Country, but he can be extremely proud of himself. I am so happy to be able to share this with all my readers, that perseverance, hard work and dedication does pay off and here is how.

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So as we celebrate this great achievement, what better time to do so, with Thanksgiving Day just over a few weeks ago, and now in the Christmas Season.  I say we have much to celebrate and we do so with an ‘attitude of gratitude’ to the good Lord for taking us through this journey and walking side by side with us every step of the way; for without Him we could not have made it. But because of Him we can truly say, “we certainly have made it”.

Whilst we are in the spirit of Christmas and Celebration of this milestone in my son’s life we dare not forget our gratitude for another leg in the journey being “College Living Experience (CLE)” what my son looked forward to waking up and there were no hang ups about his full schedules at CLE, oh no! it was up, hastily getting dressed and out the door, couldn’t be late for CLE that was a No No in his books. In other words, that was home away from home and believe me when I say, he would have spent every waking moment there. He totally loved it! Which makes goodbyes very difficult so in conclusion we said, “this is not goodbye but just so long” it helped to ease the mood a bit.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

In concluding this post I could not do so without thanking everyone who has contributed to making this awesome journey a success, covering in your prayers, monetary support, words of encouragement (and I needed a lot of them) calls, text messages, what’sapp (which was mostly what’sup?

Special thanks to Cayman Islands Government, our Families, Church Family, Friends Island wide. New friends and acquaintances here in the US, Management & Staff, including all Chef Instructors at McFatter Technical College, Management and Staff, including all Mentors, Advisors, Counselors. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Good is good all the time, all the time God is good! and one of my favorite verses in the Bible, Phillipians 4:13 “I can do all things, through Christ who strengthen me”.  This has taken me all the way and made the journey much easier. So, to God be the Glory and Honor great things He has done!!

WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED CHRISTMAS SEASON AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

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