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May 21, 2011

Bragging?

No way Bob! But I will regale y’all, my dear internets, with a smallish story of mother’s pride.

Last night we attended the Awards Banquet for the Juniors and Seniors of Baby Girl’s school. Yes she is graduating in a few short days, needless to say we are somewhat excited, after all she is the last of seven. Whew are we tired! No, I’m not even going to think nor talk of higher education ~ give me a break ~ first, umm let’s pretend I, we get summer off. Yeah a summer vacation then we’ll think about all that.

Oh, yeah I was bragging…oops I meant, of course, telling y’all about a mother’s pride.

So there we were, dressed up in a room full of strangers eating and making very little small talk. It was time for awards. We Knew Baby Girl would get a “Star Student” as we had to buy that, yes really. But then she got an award for A-B Honors in grammar. Wow she has come a long way from not capitalizing the first letter of a sentence. Then some other kids got some…

And then it was Baby Girl again! A trophy for being most Improved during this school year. See, she has come a long way. Then some other kid(s) then BAM, Baby Girl for the best Citizen within the school, and they drolled on and on about how she is conscientious and helps others and the staff and polite and blah blah blah every good thing YOU want in your kids. {SMILE} So there was a couple of awards for some other kids and Hole E Mole E Baby Girl got another one, this time for most Dedicated (she took extras courses so she could graduate this year).

Intermission – he Juniors entertained us by putting on a skit where in they impersonated the Seniors. It was so funny and as far as I could tell they Nailed it.

Now it was the Preachers wife’s turn to speak and she talked about the staff, students and blah blah good stuff. She talked about how when they started this school (a little church school) that the pastor wanted to give out an award every year to a Senior or Junior that showed – well he had like this major list of qualities and then asked if the three candidates would stand and BaM Ah Lam he called Baby Girl after two boys. We were so proud already and now to think she was considered for the biggest and bestest award. Wow, just Wow. So they sat back down and the pastor talked some more and then finally he called BABY GIRL! OMG, my dear internets…OMG Of course I knew when he used the term consistent during his speech that it had to be MY Baby Girl.

As we were gathering up ALL her trophies to leave there were tons of people congratulating Baby Girl and us. Telling us how much they like and enjoy her...Oh my dear internets, we are so proud and happy and sad that certain people of her life could not be there in person, but we know they were there in spirit.


Baby Girl your Mom, Dad, Grandmaw and Grandpaw saw it all, they are just as proud, if not more, as we are of you. And yes they will be there when you walk the stage to receive your High School Diploma.

Thanks for reading this little Prideful story from this very proud and very happy mother – little ol' moi.

13 comments:

Jeni said...

It does the heart good, doesn't it, when the younguns do us proud?
Congrats to Baby Girl and to the proud parents as well! She couldn't have done it without ya!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Paige .. that's such good news - wonderful to raise such a successful daughter and one who is humble too .. congratulations to you all .. cheers Hilary

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Congratulations to Baby Girl!!!

~♥~

Brian Miller said...

woohoo! congrats on all the accolades...that is awesome and congrats on graduating as well!

Daisy said...

That is wonderful, Paige! Congratulations to her on her success and to you for helping her to get there. Big smile for you all here. :)

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on her accomplishments! Awards and diploma...nice!

Opaque said...

Congratulations!!! :)

Fresh Garden said...

I'm alway here to congratulate you.
Congratulations!! Yes!

Stephen said...

Congratulations to you and yours, Paige. That's excellent news.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Those are the good kind of parental surprize! What a huge take from one night- Your heads must be ready to burst from so much praise!

Congrats Paige's BABY GIRL, you apparently deserve so many awards. Enjoy it! (n the summer vaca too!)

ElizabethR said...

Paige that was awesome! it about brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations on raising a wonderful young woman. And congratulations to you Baby Girl! Well done indeed! :)

Deanna Schrayer said...

Oh wow, how wonderful Paige! You certainly should not only be proud of Baby Girl, but also brag, brag, brag all the day long - super news!

Congratulations Baby Girl and may you always carry that spirit with you!

Dapoppins said...

Oh, you must have been blown away! It is good to get recognition for hard work, and by the way, I LOVE the name on her certificate! Her first name is Baby just like in the movie!