Jamie is a high school graduate!
She first quit school in the year following Dale's death, after finishing grade nine. That year she went to work FT and contributed quite a bit to the household, as we were kind of broke after we moved into the apartment. She tried going back every year, but it was tough. I think the worst part for her was the anxiety, and there were plenty of days she left the school to come home and hide in her bedroom.
As time went on I started getting worried - she was getting older every year and by the time she was eighteen I was freaking! She quit that year to go back to work, then last year she dropped out a third time because of a fight she was having with a friend.
This year she's done very well, and yesterday she took the final exam for her English 30. She found out today that she passed, giving her 100 credits and a High School Diploma. I'm so proud of her!
Now about some post-secondary education...