It’s All Worth It
|From Elijah’s Handwriting Folder|
Today, the kids brought home their things from school. With 2 days left of the school year, they have been slowly clearing out their desks and bringing home their work for the year. Elijah brought home all his workbooks, and I decided to go through them to see what he’s learned and how he’s progressed.
Proud doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Workbook after workbook, I saw such growth and comprehension from him that I always knew was there, but to see it in print left me speechless and very happy. His math comprehension is unbelievable, his handwriting – phenomenal; his journals and reading comprehension is so spot on. It’s made me realize that all the hard times I give him, being tough on him, making him do his spelling over and over, even when he didn’t want to and having him read that one last chapter before putting his book away has all been worth it.
I’ve got some amazing kids. I’ve always known this, and this is not me bragging or anything, but I really do have some amazing boys. Elijah’s signed up for Softball this summer, along with returning for a 3rd season for soccer. Each year, he just gets better and better and I sometimes have to pinch myself to see if this is real. It’s been a tough journey so far raising these 3 little guys, and I’ve had to fight a lot of battles with them as they get older. But I realize, that just with everything else, being consistent is what makes all the difference.
I HAVE to keep on these boys about everything. Believe me, there are days when I want to throw in the towel. To be honest, I have a few times just because I felt so overwhelmed. But, it’s definitely all worth it. They’re thriving, growing, and maturing. They’re going to make their mark on society – positively, of course, and I can’t wait to see how that unfolds.
For now, I will revel in the fact that my oldest has had a successful 3rd Grade (Grade 3) and anticipate that next year will be just as productive. All 3 will be in school this fall, and I can’t wait to see how that unfolds.
He may very well kill me when he finds out I shared this. He was feeling a little embarrassed as I was going though his books and chuckling. Not because it was funny, but because he’s growing up. Unfortunately, he doesn’t see that right now. He will, someday.