Well here we are just before Christmas and Greyson is starting to get more and more excited. He might be 11 years old but he still is a believer. He is starting to get a little curious as to how the whole thing is even possible but he is still a firm believer. I prefer it that way. I think the magic of believing helps keep him innocent and childlike and that should be cherished for as long as possible. At least that's my belief. He has really been coming out of his shell more and more through the years and this year he sang in the school informance. That was big for him because even though he has a beautiful voice he normally chooses to be shy about it. He was even grabbing that mic when it was his turn to sing. We hope to get him into NWSA for middle and high school. It is an arts magnet here in Charlotte that focuses on the arts. No athletics...just arts at this school. Visual arts, theater, music & dance. He will be trying out for chorus and visual arts. He has alot of strengths in the arts areas so hopefully he can show that. We shall see. Getting his portfolio together is proving to be quite the challenge but somehow I hope to prevail. The school is very specific as to what they want and expect so now I have to convince Mr Literal (black & white). "why would I want to draw something from a worm's eye view mom? I have a human's eye view!" UGH!!!! Yes...yes...I know but they want you to imagine what it would look like from a worm's eye view and show them. "Why would I want to do that? I have a human's eye view." On and on and on it goes...when it will end...nobody knows. Good thing I have patience at least one day a week. Things are great, but he is having some anxiety about going to a new school next year. He has grown quite attached to CCS and his team of teachers that assist him. He has been very concerned to know whether the new school will have a teacher like his current teacher who understands him. I hope they will but she does understand him so well. She has a nephew with Autism so she understands where Greyson is coming from most all of the time and handles him brilliantly. She can get him to do most anything. I can only hope for more wonderful teachers like her. He has had some great teachers at CCS thank goodness so I hope we can continue the trend as we move forward. For now...we will prepare for Christmas and Santa, and embrace the innocence that is still left in him. We are sure it will not be there much longer. Always believe big man...always believe! Believe in the magic of things you can't explain and best of all, always believe in yourself!