Saturday, March 3, 2012

I know I'm not supposed to...

...brag, but might I please just be a proud Mom on here for some moments?

The last time I did this on Facebook it I thought I would just do it on my blog instead.

If you know me, you know how proud of my boys I am.  They are respectable, polite little gentlemen, and their amazing Dad has taught them those things.  I guess I should say that I need to brag on him, too.  They treat me like a queen, and most of the time, are very courteous to me.

It takes a strong, confident man to teach four sons that, and I could not be more proud.

Back to the kids.

Yesterday after school, Graham and Drew got in, and when I asked how their day was, Graham answered that his was "great" (for the second day in a row, I might add.).  When I asked why, he told me that Mr. Seek, his band instructor, had approached him at school that day and asked Graham how good he thought he was at playing percussion.  Graham answered, "I'm not going to say that I'm the best, but I feel confident that I am good."

Mr. Seek told Graham that he'd been watching him for a long time now, and he completely agreed with him.

After saying that, he told Graham that an eighth grader had to back out of an upcoming band trip to Six Flags over St. Louis.  This is a very long, quick one day trip in which they will play for some function, then enjoy the park...which I think is closed to the public that day for some band competitions that are being held there.  Anyway, an eighth grader had to back out at the last minute and Mr. Seek needed a fill in.  So he invited Graham.

I am so proud of him...what an honor to be invited to an eighth grade only event!  Needless to say, we're going to let him go.  He's so excited, because most of his friends are in eighth grade.

Proud Mama moment number two: Drew played awesome as a defensive player today during his lacrosse game...against a very skilled team.  An "A" team.  He was recognized by the coach during halftime, and after the game he was awarded one of the game balls telling him "Great d".

I am so proud of them!

Instead of putting all this on Facebook, I put this instead:

"All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with Whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change."  James 1:17, New English Translation.

Blessed, indeed.

Love to all.


Phyllis said...

Yes, I have tears in my eyes!!! I am so PROUD of my wonderful grandsons and so PROUD of my son for raising them so well (with a little help from their Mother) and so PROUD of my husband for raising my sons right!!! (with a little bit of help from their mother too. :-))
And I might add that I am PROUD of the wonderful daughters my sons gave me!! They did a great job choosing the ones that are perfect for them!! I am so BLESSED!!!!!

all4boys said...

Thank you! I am feeling immensely blessed right now...and though this was about the older two, it goes without saying how proud I am of the little two as well. Hence James 1:17. I thank God for every single moment. EVERY SINGLE MOMENT.

Love you!

Christy Bullock said...

These are wonderful things! I fully believe we can and should brag on our kids and husbands when it's absolutely deserved. We should praise them when they do right, and this is a great way to do it. It encourages them to continue.

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