Christy and I have the honor and privilege of parenting three pretty amazing kids. In the last day and a half, each child has had an opportunity to shine brightly in his or her own way. It’s been pretty special to watch. So if you don’t mind, I’m going to brag about them just a little bit…
Mihret graduated from preschool today. Each student was given a special award that fits his or her personality. Mihret was named Most Determined in her class. We weren’t surprised at all. Whenever teachers and therapists talk to her, they marvel at her work ethic and determination. We kinda marvel at her work ethic and determination, too! I can’t wait to see how she wows her Kindergarten teachers next year!
Last night was the final game in Aly’s volleyball season. It’s been fun to watch her team get better with each game they played. As they started this final three-game series last night, however, they looked pretty flat. They lost the first game by a pretty wide margin. The second game didn’t start off too well, either. Before we knew it, they were down 14-1. Things looked bleak.
Then something amazing happened. Aly and her team scored a point. Then another point. And another. And another. They rallied from a 14-1 deficit to an 18-14 lead. That’s right. They rattled off 17 straight points and eventually won that game.
They won the final, series-deciding match in a nail-biter. And Aly had the game-winning serve!
I’m so proud of her! Not just because she won the game, but because she worked hard at getting better and played her best and was a great teammate.
for demonstrating (school pride) and serving as an encourager go other students
Needless to say, we’re quite proud of our children and their accomplishments this week. While I’m looking forward to seeing how God uses them and their uniqueness in the future, I’m pretty amazed at how He is using their talents and abilities right now!
Latest posts by Matt Todd (see all)
- We stand by Jennifer - July 13, 2017
- An open letter to my children: Thank you for making me Dad - June 17, 2017
- How I was Able to Share an Ice Cold Coke with my Office Teammates - June 15, 2017