A letter came in the mail. "To the parents of..." My girl looked at it in disbelief. It's been a long year for her -- her first year of public high school after years of homeschooling. Luckily the second semester was easier and quicker than the first semester. [We thought we might not LIVE through the first one -- literally! She picked up every possible germ.]
She stared at the letter and read, stopping herself to ask, "WHO was this addressed to?" When I told her it was sent to us as her parents, she restarted the letter, trying to understand what it was telling her.
She was invited to attend a ceremony honoring her academic achievement. There was no indication what those honors might be. It was, in essence, a surprise. As she made her way down the page, her smile grew.
Who doesn't like to have their efforts affirmed? A pat on the back? A few kind words?
I can tell you who DOES.
The smile on her face says it all.
Way to go Sweet Girl! We're so proud of you!