(Ok, so I wrote this post when summer first started...but never got around to posting it...oh, well. I should probably get this posted now since we are in the last week of summer holiday!)
Is awesome. End of story. At two months shy of five
years-old, he started a new life in Switzerland. A life away from
everything he knew...his grandparents, aunts and uncles, his beloved
cousins, and his friends...and he has rocked it this year.
never shed a single tear about going to school...a school with a whole
new language...(at least one of us stayed strong)...and everyday he
would tell me he had a great day. He struggled the majority of the year
with making friends, but he made some (and even had a little girl with a
bit of a crush on him...who can blame her, he is a cutie) and his
"lonely" days (as he would call them) never bothered him...ever. And you
know what, he can speak and understand French...a lot more than he
leads us to believe (thankful for other moms who sat in class and
observed him easily following along and speaking French). I get that he
doesn't want to speak it outside of class...it is overwhelming...trust
me, I get that 100%.
It has been a year about growing up for
this boy...and praise God because Hugh has stepped up. He is still five
and can whine and complain with the best of them, but we asked a lot of
this little boy this year and he stepped up!
have his same teachers next year and some of the friends he has
made will be in his class next year (except for the two sweet girls (and their mothers who I love!) from his class...sad), but we also pray for new friends for
him and we'll keep up with his old friends as well...he'll be back with
his original class for his third year (yep, they have a different
system here...we get it all now and are good with it...we think). And,
you know what...he'll step up, he always does...so thankful to God for
this sweet boy!!!
So, here is to a great summer!!!
Updates from the Noland 4.5
2 years ago