Today is the last day of school for my kids...well Ella and Owen..
They are pretty excited about it of course but also kind of sad. They both love school very much and the teachers at their school are really exceptional.
Next year should be interesting for the kids and all of us as all but one teacher will remain. I dont know why the school board feels the need to do these types of 'Shake ups' but to mind my it is a very destructive move or at least a senseless one...
.. Of course I might feel differently if the teachers my children have been blessed with were pieces of shit.
We got a call last week from Ella's teacher.
She gave us a heads up that Ella would be receiving an award this year!!!
I lost it immediately....
Shes my little sweetheart and indeed she has a heart of gold...just such a pure spirit.
The award she is receiving is what they call the "Living Faith Award"and it is given out to the child that consistently shows behavior that best reflects Christian values.
Honesty,Integrity, Kindness, Respect...yada yada
(Good thing they take after their Mother..)
Owen has won this award twice.
This is a big deal and I am so proud of them...even though it is a little weird for me.
God and I are not tight...and yet my kids go to a Catholic school...
I have read the Bible...all of it... I've read a lot of things...
Unfortunately they lost me at Leviticus...lol
I am at least Agnostic however I get most of the Christian philosophy and recognize that our kids have benefited from the great school they have enrolled in.
I know in the future there may be some tough questions asked of me by my children...I will tell them the truth and hope they don't resent me.
...Anyway .. 'that aside' today was a great day...and I had something in my eye when Ella's name was called....must've been an eyelash or something..lol
This was a complete surprise for her and I was so happy for her. The look on her face is something I will never forget.
She has been very proud of Owen with his achievements but just lately I've started to notice how hard it must be for her to be living in his shadow at that school or even our home for that matter.
Owen doesn't rub it in or anything...but its there.
This was her moment and I see what it is that the people responsible for giving out this award see in her.
I am so incredibly proud of them both.!!!!!!!!
...And BTW Owen also won Male athlete of the year...Ho-hum...lol
Now on to the Olympics!!!!!!!