"" Life A Bit Sweeter: Lessons Learned & an End to a GREAT School Year!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lessons Learned & an End to a GREAT School Year!!!

This morning we received the GREATEST surprise at C's graduation from elementary school.  During the awards ceremony for all of the 5th grade classes, C really blew us away.  When his teacher Ms. G went up to the podium she shared during her awards presentation segment that "C" won the Citizenship Award for her class!!!  Wow!  Well if that wasn't enough, after he went to take his seat, he had to go right back up to the front because we found out that he was one of the students who received the Principal's Honor Roll for STRAIGHT A's.  That's right.....my baby earned Straight A's for the fourth quarter.  Needless to say, mommy and daddy are so proud.

Ya know, it's so funny because early on as a mom and even some years later, I often struggled with my esteem as a parent...often comparing myself to other moms who I thought 'had it altogether'.  I often felt that there were some moms who are just naturally-born mothers who just have great mothering instincts.  But then, there was me...I always just thought I was sliding by and had so much to learn in becoming a mother.  Perhaps some of that was because my birth mother died at an early age for me so maybe I struggled with my own identity as a mother...maybe.  Whatever the reason, I do know for sure that I have been blessed to have learned from so many women in my life the attributes of becoming a mother and allowing my children to come into their own.  I don't always get it right but I tell you, when my boys have big moments like this, I begin to think...I'm not half bad as a mom after all.  Thank you God for bringing me into this amazing season where I'm becoming comfortable in my own skin.

Congratulations "C"....no matter how old you'll get, you'll always be mama's baby!


Eve said...

Congratulations C! On your awards and graduation! Well done, and super cool making your parents proud. You look so handsome in your suite. You have big things ahead of you, always remember God is Good!! Enjoy your summer!!! :D Eve

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