Today was the first of 5 IEP meetings I have to attend. All are scheduled this week. Today was Johns. He is in 7th grade and has CP. John is doing wonderful. Even though he struggles he still tries his best. His teacher just sang his praises. He is eager to please, always happy, and a pleasure to be around. That really makes me happy. Even though John has challenges, he will succeed. Sometime I wonder why the "normal" children making the bad choices can't see how easy they have it. John will have struggles his whole life. But he will make it. He faces everything with a positive attitude. Being smart is only half of the equation. You have to want to do it. No matter how much you are taught if you do not apply it, you will not be any better off than the person who did not have the same opportunities. John will use every tool available to him. He is MY bright crayon! Way to go John!