It is awfully quiet here at Latham School today. It is the day after Christmas and most of our students and individuals are with their families, enjoying the holiday break at home. Several families have made it to the Cape and celebrated the day on chilly Cape Cod. It really doesn’t matter where you gather, only that you are with people you care about. For those who couldn’t be with families, our dedicated staff stood in for them with grace, cheer and encouragement. They are truly kind and remarkable people. Wrapping presents, sharing holiday rituals, reading Christmas stories and making the day special was their sole focus.
When you live with PWS, we know it can’t be about the food. We all get that. So, we celebrate with song, dance and yes, gifts from Santa. Carefully chosen, beautifully wrapped, no two alike. That is what I want people to understand. The care that goes into making the holiday special by people who leave their homes and families to come to work on Christmas; because Latham never closes and is home to many.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our students, individuals, their families and to the great staff of Latham Centers!