Friday, February 25, 2011

My Sweet, Sweet Nash and a Letter.

Last night , dressed in a button down and sport coat, Nash had to go to school to present his History Day project to judges, teachers, parents, and peers. History Day is unequivocally the largest project the kids do during all three years at middle school. Because Nash has a love for baseball he did his project on Moses Fleetwood Walker. He created a website to display the information. He worked on his project for months. He did it all by himself. While we talked a lot about it and he gave us constant updates on the project, neither his Dad or I helped him. It doesn't serve it's intended purpose when a project is done by the parents, now does it? He got a B on the project and was invited to present it to county, which we declined due to scheduling conflicts. It was unfortunate that I was unable to go and support him last night at school. I feel horrible, but he did have his dad and sister there to support him.

This morning I received this letter in my email from another mom at his school. He's friend's with her daughter, Anne, and I've talked to her occasionally because we usually volunteer at a few events together throughout the school year.

Hi Lil,
Just a quick note to brag about your son.  He is the nicest most polite boy at (our school) and that's the truth!!!  (Of course the competition is no where near him.)
Last night when we arrived at the History Show he came right up to my husband and I (Anne wasn't with us) and said hello.  He had never met my hubby so I introduced them, he shook our hands, looked us right in the eyes and was attentive to us only.  Later we went to his table he walked us through his wonderful website (my hubby is a baseball nut too) very politely and professionally.  As we were leaving he said it was nice meeting my husband.  My husband was amazed that there are still boys like him. 
I can't say enough about how great he is. I wish you'd tutor children in social etiquette.  We'd sent Anne in a heartbeat.
Have a nice weekend.
Linda
 
How sweet, right?
 
My sweet, sweet Nash-I am so proud of who you are. I'm proud that you got straight A's last quarter and that you do it all by yourself. I never have to nag you to do homework. You make it all seem so effortless. You really are the sweetest and most polite boy. I certainly don't need a note like this to remind me how wonderful you are, but it is nice that other people see it too. You have always amazed the people around you by your sharp mind, big heart, and mature attitude. I am grateful for everyday I have with you. I love you and thank you for being you. Don't ever change for anyone. I'd love to take all the credit here, but if anyone deserves it, it's you.
Love,
Mom
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2 comments:

Sue said...

You are reaping the treasures of great parenting:) Priceless! Thanks for sharing, Lil. Kudos to Nash!

Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

That is so, so cool! :)