We had been prepared for our son Jac to remain at his old high school for at least 6 years. Then several fateful situations happened that pretty much forced us to request a transfer.
This transfer to the other high school has not only been a good thing, it has also been a God thing.
The first week our son adjusted to his new school and schedule like a champ. The principal noticed right away that Jac was fascinated with his necktie. He was interested in the way it would fly in the wind. He couldn't resist grabbing it and trying to figure it out– just the way he does with so many new things he encounters.
The following week when we picked Jac up from school, we noticed that he not only had the biggest smile we had ever seen, but he was also sporting a necktie of his very own. This necktie is incredibly special to Jac. It is special because the principal gave it to him. Jac has worn his special tie every day to school.
As Christmas neared, I was sent a picture of the principal letting Jac pick out a new Christmas tie. The smiles on both of their faces was pure joy! What I didn't know, was that the principal had asked his staff to bring Christmas ties to be given to all the boys in special education.
Later I got a picture of the principal of our new school with all the male students wearing their Christmas ties! That picture represents more than joy to me. It represents how one special boy can touch so many lives!
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