Today is a great day. My mother has just finished her final term at school, and will be retiring after a 44-year long career as teacher. Roughly the last 30 years of that career have been devoted to children that require extra support, or just a quiet room to focus. Work has always been very important to her, and I believe that is something we share. I am sure I am speaking for the whole family when I say that I am really proud of her. Happy retirement, mum!