For those of you who don't remember, Westridge Middle School (where Zach taught) gives an annual award to one student and one teacher that embody Zach's spirit. The school narrows down the students to a final two and then I pick the winner based on the nomination essays. It means a lot to me to be a part of the award and the school where Zach meant so much to so many. Last Tuesday, we headed to the Westridge academic awards night to watch the awards get presented. D once again came for the beginning of the ceremony...I think it is nice for him to see his daddy celebrated and loved by so many.
A huge thanks to my dad for taking D home (he is 4 after all and watching a hundred kiddos you don't know walk across the stage isn't easy for him!) Also a huge thanks to my sister for coming to the ceremony with me...I'm pretty sure I'll never be able to make it through one without crying, and it's nice to have somebody there for support!
This past Wednesday, D and I joined the Westridge teachers for their end of school lunch party. It was nice to get to see the teachers in a more informal environment and D loved getting the tour of the school and seeing Zach's old classroom. Westridge is still so supportive of D and me and I am so very thankful for all of them! And a huge thank you to Mindy (Zach's mentor teacher)...she continues to be a support system in our lives and makes sure we always feel welcome and included.
Mindy, Dylan, me and Tami
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!! I promise lots of fun stories/pics soon!!