This is another piece of writing I've been working on. I just finished working with a little girl as a one on one, and I've been working in her classroom since February. I actually was subbing in the classroom in November-December and was later hired to work with her, so I've been there for a while. I found out at the end of the year that she was leaving, and I also found out I'd be taking a 6 month leave in the Fall. I've been working on this since the last day, not just for her, but for the other children that I grew close to, mostly in her class. All 6 students are 3-5 and have been diagnosed with Autism.
This is untitled, and it's most likely unfinished.
Hey there little one
I keep telling myself that today was an “I’ll see you later” and not a goodbye,
But I can’t stop thinking of you, so I’m writing this one for you, and for the
ones you learned with every day.
Remember not to take what people say to heart
It’s a lesson I try to repeat to myself every day,
But maybe if you hear it when you are this young, it’ll stick somehow.
You are so precious, and if nothing else, you have changed me and my life for the better.
When there are stares, look straight in front of you, and know I’m thinking of you with love.
Because I have known you, I have been changed for good.
Find the ones that you can trust, and grip their hand as you do mine.
Hold tight, leaving imprints if necessary, for they will guide you and help you let go.
Follow your heart. It’s something that needs no words.
Remember that you have a gift, whether others choose to see it or not.
There will be those that choose to understand you and those that choose not to.
Don’t ever lose your excitement for learning new things
or your determination to be understood.
Hey there Little One, remember it’s not goodbye.
I love you.