Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I know something you don't know!

Since Monday I've been telling my kids, "I know something you don't know!" Princess' teacher shared with me on Sunday that she was going to receive an award this week at school. The award is given every 9 weeks to one child in each class and she'd chosen Kennedy. It is called "Pastor's Partners". It is given to the child who shows outstanding Christian character. I was so excited for my little one to receive this award - since she's always seeing her brothers do things (inevitable for the youngest, I suppose).

So I've been telling the kids that one of them had been chose as a "Pastor's Partner". They've begged me to tell them which one it was. I wanted to make sure that Princess knew what the award was so that when she received it, she'd know what an honor it was!

The awards were given out at chapel this afternoon. Sure enough, Princess' name was called for the kindergarten class and she went forward to accept her award and stand with the pastor. All three of my children were beaming smiles at me!

Well!! I did know something that they didn't know - that she was getting the award - but I didn't know ALL of it! The surprise was on me! When they announced that the second grade award went to CandyMan my eyeballs about popped out of their sockets! He smiled so big - it was so cute to see him so proud of himself!!

And then... you guessed it! The sixth grade award went to GuitarHero. By this point I was crying! Many teachers were turning to look at me to see my reaction. I'm pretty sure my mouth was hanging open quite widely.

I am amazed at how blessed I am. I have three of the most wonderful children. I am so proud of them! I know I've said it before, but we are so blessed to be at this school where they pray and learn about Jesus and the Bible every day. I am so thankful! Despite having no (earthly) father in their lives right now, God is filling their needs. My children are overcoming their difficult circumstances. It is all because of God's grace and amazing love!


Pam said...

I am sitting here with tears of joy in my eyes as I read about the wonderful secret you were keeping. Knowing how much you like surprises, I am thrilled they were able to surprise you in such a thrilling way, dear Mama Duck.

I love the pictures of them. They all look so grown up!

What a huge blessing. Thanks for the scoop on the "secret!"

Kay said...

That is so amazing! You do have wonderful kids!!! I was so excited when I read this! What great news!!!!!!!! I love hearing what God is doing with your family!!

Love you! Kayla

KSchnoorRN said...

God give us circumstances that we don't always understand. Being a single mother is one of them. Today is a day that God showed you He is in control and knows the big picture! I am so thankful that He showered you with these blessings. You are reaping the rewards for your obediance! I love you all so much!!!!

Essie said...

I am crying! I am so proud of your little ones and of you as well! You are such a wonderful example in their lives!