Maya Graduated from high school this week!!!!!!
We are so proud of her! She worked very hard and she even surprised herself and us by winning an award! It was the Kinsmen Award for Academic improvement in Special Services...and it came with a $200 cheque....she was soooooooooo excited!
For the past 4-1/2 months Maya did her last semester of high school in a co-op placement ...the first half in a classroom setting at one of the hospitals and the second half actually in one of the hospital getting practical training in an E.A. (Environmental Aid) and a porter...she loved being a porter...the E.A.,...not so much..but she did very well. Plus, she had to take a bus, for the very first time, making connections and transfers and go clear across the other side of the city...about an hour bus ride....I think she was more scared of that but in no time she caught on and was at ease with it. Her shifts were at different times..some were even at 6 a.m.! Which meant she had to get up at 4 a.m., to catch the 5 a.m., to get there by 6 a.m. I didn't hear her complain once!
The trouble is..now she must find a job..we were hoping that she'd do well enough that the hospital would hire her...but there are no available porter positions at this time.....plus..the longer she's away from the hospital, the harder it will be to get a job there. Good grief...always something.
Emma continues to give us a significant amount of grief but she did see the counsellor last week...one positive step.
So, today we plan on going to the trailer for a week...the weather is suppose to be pretty good next week so I hope the kids co-operate and the week goes well.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!