The Goodbye Song

As a Mom I have never had a moment that has broken my heart so much or
made me more proud than the moment that happened just a little while
ago.

I was picking up Matthew at school today and they were all in the
auditorium for their final Town Hall of the year. Kids get up and
perform and prizes are given out to students who do good deeds through
the month. Matthew mentioned last week that he would like to get up at
Town Hall and do something because it would be his last Town Hall at the
school and he wanted to say how much he would miss it. I thought that
would be a great idea and didn’t think a lot more of it. He didn’t
mention it anymore.

His Principal phoned me this morning wondering if I knew what he wanted
to do as he came to her requesting that he be able to take part but not
wanting to tell her what he was doing. I told her what he had
previously mentioned to me.

I arrived at the school just in time to see him standing on stage. He
said two words and that was it. He started to get quite emotional and
walked off the stage. I just wanted to run to him and hold him. The
auditorium was absolutely silent. I was so hurt for him. Then – all of
a sudden I heard a very low ♪♫ Let’s Go Matthew, Let’s GO!♪♫ Then it
got louder. ♪♫ Let’s Go Matthew, Let’s GO!♪♫ and again, this time it
was the entire school ♪♫ Let’s Go Matthew, Let’s GO!♪♫ I was in tears.
Matthew stepped back out on the stage and with the help of Ms. Pickup
he stood up there and read

“Hey this was really fun,
I hope you liked it too.
Seems like we just begun
And suddenly we’re through.

Goodbye Goodbye
Good friends, goodbye

Cause now it’s time to go.

Goodbye Goodbye
Good friends Goodbye

Now it’s time to go!”

To say the auditorium erupted is an understatement. Matthew came down
from that stage to “high-fives” from students and teachers all around.

It was a moment neither one of us will ever forget and I’m just so
thankful that my timing was right on and I was able to witness it.
Trust me when I say there weren’t a lot of dry eyes around!

About angeloftheisland

Welcome to An Angel’s Island. I’m Tracey (aka angeloftheisland). I’m also Mom to 19 year old Matthew who constantly keeps me on my toes. He’s our “special” boy who shows us daily how he deals with the world of ADHD, a Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s my hero. Marcus is 8 and reminds me everyday that he’s in no way going to make the school years boring for his Dad and me!! I’m also wife to Mike for 25 years now. Mike is my best friend and soul-mate and he has showed me over the years, that yes – dreams do come true. Our life may not be the most exciting but there’s always something going on. Welcome to our Happy Place, newly renamed Hilliard's Happy Hideaway. I hope you enjoy what I’ve shared about our family.
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1 Response to The Goodbye Song

  1. admin says:

    There are some blogs you shouldn’t read when you are at the office. *sniff sniff* Thanks for sharing Tracey and way to go Matthew!!

    Helen

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