Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Priority #3 - My Children - Bronze Award Recipient

It cannot be easy being the youngest in a family of ambitious children. Our firstborn, Dancing Angel, had her own dance ministry at 12 and was a member of two other ministry dance teams before YHWH called her home 21 days after she turned 13 years old.

My Diva, was the longest standing member of Teen Court, achieving the position of Judge, was the president of her Girl Scout troop, and was the first of our girls to get a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She also successfully transitioned from being homeschooled all her life to one of the state of Texas' most prestigous universities.

Our son, Boy Wonder, is only two ranks away from working on his Boy Scout Eagle, is striving for the coveted Spaatz award in Civil Air Patrol, and in addition to being the first child in our family to obtain a 1st degree Black Belt, will be testing for 2nd degree in the fall. Last night, I got his grade from his first academic class taken outside the home. He earned a 90.9% in General Science for 7th grade!

Along comes Princess Butterfly, following in her siblings' footsteps, but trying to find her own nich as well. She was the youngest child in our family ever to have a Black Belt, having earned it at 10 years old. Today, she comes into her own. This afternoon, she and three other members of her Girl Scout troop will be awarded the highest honor given to a Girl Scout Junior, the Bronze Award. "The Bronze Award is the highest recognition a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. It helps girls improve the community around them while building leadership skills. To earn this award, a Girl Scout Junior will do a project that shows she understands and lives by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. If a girl decides to earn the Bronze Award, she must complete it before she bridges into Girl Scout Cadettes." With her troop, they set of a health fair for Girl Scout Brownies (younger girls) that allowed them to earn three Try-Its. We had over 100 Brownies attend. She will also be bridging to Cadettes. I am SO proud!

"Intelligent children make their parents proud; lazy students embarrass their parents." Proverbs 15:20 The Message



Rachel Ann said...

Your blog is so beautifully written!

Donalacasa said...

Thank you!