A Moment of Gratitude: Letter from a Wayfinder Mother

photo of Kevin, paraprofessional in the Special Education School

This is an excerpt from a letter written by the mother of one our Special Education School students. We recently honored her son’s teacher’s aide, Kevin Sanders, at an employee recognition event. She wrote this letter of gratitude to share with him and the staff.

I want you to know that as a parent of a child with “special needs,” as MAC’s mom, I see what you do!!

I see the gentle hand you use to help guide him throughout the day. I know you are there for MAC when he struggles. I know that you have walked the empty halls with MAC a million times to help calm his overwhelmed mind. I know that you help my dear son with the smallest of tasks such as eating his food, drinking, going to the bathroom, and washing his clothes.

You have learned his personality, his quirks, his strengths and his weaknesses. Yes, Kevin, I see what you have done and continue to do daily for my son. I can see the love and trust my child has for you and I hope you can see that too. I also know that you have days that are exhausting and so very discouraging. Thank you for not giving up. Because of your unconditional love for children like mine, MAC knows that each day is a new day and that he is worth showing up for.
As I write this, I count myself so very blessed that it brings tears to my eyes. You have thrown yourself 100% into loving and caring for my son and children like him. I have no doubt that MAC would not be as far along as he is without you. Your work does not go unnoticed. I see what you are doing!

I am not sure what the world’s perception is about a special ed teacher’s aide. People don’t realize all that you do…I want you to know that I see what you are doing and I am so very thankful for you, Mr. Kevin Sanders.

MAC’s mom, Meg

December 7, 2018