For this week's Show and Tell, I'd like to share about the very special award Shane received Wednesday night. (May 21,2008) This made two consecutive years, and boy-oh, is this mama proud! The photo shows him holding last year's medal and wearing this year's.This was taken about 3 weeks ago right before a Patch program for Sunday night service in which Shane his first solo part at this particular church. He did great!
A fun, little newspaper article I wrote about Shane's solo performance. (Click to enlarge)
He came up to me after being dismissed from his Patch Club Wednesday night. I was standing between the pews, speaking with old friends who are down from Ohio for their grand-daughter's graduation. His rosy, red face was all smiles and his eyes were just a dancin' as he announced in a jubilant voice, "Mom, look, two years in a row!" I saw it right away. Around his neck was the "Super Sailor of the Year" medal which is awarded at the end of each year to one girl and one boy who have shown a consistent testimony and giving spirit. I teared up of course as I paused my conversation and congratulated him with a big bear hug and words of praise. Our friends were very encouraging to him as well with their words and with Grandpa Bill giving him a high five!
We couldn't wait to get home to see if dad had returned from work yet. He had gotten home, which allowed Shane to spill his happy news right away. We made sure to have a conversation concerning how important it is to continue in the right paths and to maintain a strong, Christian testimony, not for earthly awards alone, but more importantly, awards in heaven! We also stressed how God blesses obedience and he was on the right path.
Agustin and I thought it very important to stress how much we pray for Shane and how we feel so very blessed that God saw fit to award us a special gift by bringing him into our lives. It was a great night of bonding.
If you think of Shane during the day, would you mind lifting his name up in prayer to the Father, asking that he would always have a heart for God? I appreciate that so very much.
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