Look how much this handsome guy has grown over the years. Eric was my first ever correspondent child, way back in 2011. He will be graduating next August and I will miss him so much. However, when I first got him, even as a teenager, he was barely able to read and write. His first letters to me were illegible and he had to be helped by a tutor to put a few words on the paper. As time went on, his handwriting turned out to be wonderful and he had great things to say. He was only in 3rd grade when I first started writing to him and now he is finishing up 8th grade! He doesn't have to plans to continue to high school, but he is enrolled in vocational training to become a construction worker. I am so proud of him! I am looking forward to our remaining months together to see just how much he will continue to accomplish!