One of the people who touched my life so completely and utterly was Ms. Josy. I meet her by sheer fate. Robert was in the wrong class so I asked for him to be reassigned to a teacher that understood autism. For him to be moved to the right class meant new school and so I went to different schools to find the right one. Ms. Josy was at Holm Elementary which was good drive from our side of town, but I knew once I meet her it was right.
That was everything. That is what changed my life. I was no longer in the dark about my son and she helped me fight for what he needed and helped me understand what he needed. She had a no-nonsense, wonderful, positive attitude and I knew from meeting her that she was it. She accepted my son and her students as they were. She didn't try to change them, she bettered them. She helped them become who they were and are.
She was dedicated to helping children with special needs, autism. She bent over backwards to help. She wanted to help more so she went back to school for her Master's degree. She loved every progress my son and any of her student made as much as we parents did. Robert was loved as if he was Ms. Josy's own son. The beauty of it all was I felt loved and understood as well. Not only did she make my son blossom, but she helped me.
I have never understood how she did it. She was the superhero. She was the miracle-worker. She worked tirelessly for children and she had a wonderful family as well. She could not have been a more selfless, wonderful angel. It is the best way to describe her. Her beauty was not only physical, but it ran throughout her body, mind, and soul. Which is something she passed down to her children, I know. I see it in her daughter, Kim and her sons, Michael and Blane.
All her strength and her heart will not be forgotten. All her work she accomplished here will forever be instrumental, she must have work to do in heaven to be taken from us so soon. Ms. Josy will be missed beyond measure. I hope and pray she rests in peace and peace for her children and husband.