Last week, on my birthday, I got a call from Brady's school saying that he was chosen by his teacher for Student of the Month for February. I cried. I knew how much it would mean to him. Especially this year. You see, we never have to worry about Brady academically or doing his best....no problems there. However, Brady often comes home from school complaining about so and so being picked on or being made fun of. One day he stood up for a boy who was told he couldn't sit at the lunch table with everyone else. Brady now sits next to this student everyday at lunch so he has someone to sit with. Because of this, Brady often becomes an easy target too. (Kids say, "why are you friends with so and so?") I have encouraged Brady to let his teacher know what is going on...but Brady refused until one day this student was pushed out of line and he fell back and hit the wall. Brady finally went to his teacher. (Kids seem to do most of their bullying during lunch and recess when there is less supervision.)
Brady came home and said his teacher told him.....
"It takes a strong person to stand up for yourself....and an even stronger one to stand up for someone else."
Last night we went to the school for the awards program.
That's Brady and Mrs. Ray, the principal.
Brady was so proud to wear his medal to school today!
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
I'm so proud of you Brady!
Congratulations on your Student of the Month award!
I love you,