Grace’s 5th grade graduation or as she has called it, her congratulations party was the big finale kicking us off to summer vacation this year. I was in awe at the end of the ceremony when Grace walked forward to give a speech. After being classified as non verbal low functioning, it took years to have a moment like this! Tears quietly rolled down my cheeks as I proudly strained to hear her. Her words were soft and quiet but she spoke at the podium! My beautiful girl is living an extraordinary life. One step at a time.