I just have to brag on MJ for a little bit!
I received this email from MJ’s teacher two weeks ago…
“I have chosen MJ to receive one of the two Peter Chanel Awards given out for the school year. A Peter Chanel Award honors the students who follow in Jesus’ footsteps and are loving, kind, friendly, helpful and much more…”
I cannot describe the joy that filled my heart when I read those words. Steve and I quickly rearranged our schedules so we could both attend the school-wide mass and the award ceremony this past Wednesday.
MJ was so surprised when he saw us at mass – we were able to sit with him behind his classmates. He couldn’t figure out why we were there especially since only one other set of parents from his class attended. He sat quietly through mass (something that usually doesn’t happen when our family goes together!) and afterwards the principal got up to announce the awards. Since he is in Pre-K, he and Caroline (the girl in his class who received the award) were the first to be announced…I wish I had captured the look on his face when he heard his name. He was beaming with pride as he ran up to get his certificate.
As parents, we pray that our children are loving and kind to others – that they follow in Jesus’ footsteps. I am not sure there is any award greater than this.
Congratulations, MJ…we could not be more proud of you. May you continue to always be helpful, friendly, and kind to others…and follow the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
XOXOXOXOXO!!!!! Mommy and Daddy.