Hi Master Dave,

I first wanted to start by thanking both you and Master Paul, as well as all of the teachers, for your patience and understanding while working with Colin.  Since we started karate back in November, we have felt that this has been an activity that has played a large(and important)role in Colin's development.  Through all of Colin's life, there are many things that cycle where there are times when things are easy and smooth and then other times where there are big hiccups.  Because of the transtion back to school, not feeling well, and the exhaustion at the end of the day(his teacher said he feel asleep on the carpet at school yesterday)we are finding that the struggles right now are in all of Colin's activities that fall after school(Karate, soccer, his private therapies)because of what he's putting in at school, we know that we will get through this cycle, but it can still be frustrating for us in "riding it out."  We just want you to know that we are so appreciative of your patience in getting through this cycle with us.  We know that many people who have children with special needs are not welcome in certain activities because of the challenges they face, but we have only felt the complete opposite at PPK.  So thank you...

Thanks again for all of your help,

Kelli Tobin