Tuesday, October 28, 2008


When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.-Jacob A. Riis

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions - the hero and the sidekick. Laurence Shames

The strongest warriors are these two...time and patience.Leo Tolstoy

Kaish has always had a hard time at school- even in Kindergarten. It has been very frustrating for us. This year he is in 3rd grade and he is truly doing an excellent job!

He works hard on his homework every night. He likes his regular teacher and his special education teacher. He hasn't gotten in any trouble at all. A few days ago he came home with a praise note from another teacher in the school.

A little boy had fallen at recess (right in the beginning) and Kaishon gave up his whole recess to help the child go down to the Nurse. He then stayed to make sure the boy was OK. The child's teacher wrote a praise note for Kaishon. Kaish was SO excited. He was glowing when I picked him up for school.

That night at bedtime we were saying our prayers and he said, "I knew you could turn me into a better boy, Jesus, I just knew it." I am so proud of him I could just burst! Have your children done anything lately that made you that proud? : )


Darlene said...

Hi Rebeckah,

It is so exciting when a child does something and it gets noticed and rewarded with a praise note. Great job Kaishon!!!!!

Oh, and stop by my blog when you get a moment.....you have been BOO-ed!!♥

Sandy Toes said...

Way to go!! What a sweetie!!I love when schools take the time to acknowledge when kids do well or show kindness!

My husband was not exactly thrilled that she did that! It could of been worse, right??
Have a great day!
Sandy toes

Daphine said...

I enjoyed this post from beginning to end!

Great job Kaish! Way to show 'em!

And yes, I do have something great to post on my youngest from the conference with her teacher that I had last week. I will definitely be posting it soon.

Have a great day!

Elizabeth said...

Great Job Kaishon!! I LOVE that the teachers celebrate kindness. Very nice!

richies said...

I too am proud of Kaishon. It is really neat that his teacher gives out praise notes. Children are to often reprimanded when they do something wrong, but not praised when they do good.

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Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is wonderful-I think it is so important for teachers to look for the oppritunity to praise one who needs it. (As a former teacher, I tried to praise the "active and distracted" ones-their behavior was always great for me, and other teachers wondered why...)
Great JOB Kaishon!!!

BusyBeeSuz said...

Oh, this brought tears to my eyes. Such a sweetie he is. You should be proud...this empathy and caring he shows is from his parents.
That is the best compliment ever.
I love the quotes, so beautiful.
My girls amaze me all the time...as you can tell from the blog posts.
Thanks for sharing.
I think he deserves an iceream sundae for that one.

sassy stephanie said...

Oh wow. What a great story. What a thoughtful little man you are raising!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Oh my goodness! That was so sweet what he said at bedtime. What a little pumpkin. You should be proud mama.

Liz said...

He's such a doll!

Just Me said...

Congrats Kaishon! How sweet and soo true, without Jesus we cannot change. How sweet it is when we see the fruit of our prayers.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That comment melted my heart. I pray every night that I can teach my kids to love and trust Jesus like that!

Cortney said...

Awww! That's great. I almost cried!

Live.Love.Eat said...

WOW. That was the sweetest post. I love the 1st saying about the stonecutter and then how awesome of your boy to be doing so well!!!! You should be really proud and bursting with happiness, especially over his prayer!!!!!

Not on the same level but we were awfully proud of Tristan yesterday when he got his flu shot without batting an eye. Daddy was with him and said he was a champ about it.

April said...

Hey There!

Thank you so very much for dropping by my blog! I always love meeting new people!

Your little boy is such a cutie! You have good reason to be proud of him! I just love the story you shared. How sweet to have helped that boy who fell, THEN...to give up his whole recess...that's HUGE for someone his age!

Sounds like you're doing a great job, Mom!! Keep it up! :)

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, What a sweet prayer! I love that just a little praise made him feel good about himself. What a sweet boy you have..

Julie said...

I cried reading your post. Oh my what a precious little boy!

Thanks for the encouragement... 2 days in a row working out... only many more to go!!!

Darcy @ LWM3B said...

It's so good to "meet" you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your comments made me laugh outloud and my 3 boys came running to see, "..what's so funny, Mom?!"

Your son is precious! I look forward to reading more about you all.


Katie said...

That is so exciting you might want to check my blog...hmmm..

kristen@nosmallthing said...

Rebeckah, I don't have anything to share, but wanted to say that story about Kaishon and what he said at the end...it totally reminded me of one of those Hallmark commercials. You know the ones that make you sob with joy and emotion?! Yes, his words were that sweet.

What a wonderful little boy you have.

ChiTown Girl said...

I don't have a story about MY baby (I'll have to think about it for a while) but I wanted to share with you that yesterday I sent Twin Boy home with a note, too, because he had an awesome day. The rest of my babies all gave him high-fives! It was so precious!

DD said...

OH MY WORD!!! This brought me chills! How precious is he and his prayer!! Jesus is so good!!!

Detroit said...

I nearly just burst out in tears over his prayer thanking Jesus and knowing that it was His hand that changed him...Awesome! I praise Him and rejoice with you! Love you

Jessican said...

I don't know how I missed this post before, but this was such a touching and heart warming story. I was just telling my husband about you and what a wonderful person you were.

Kaishon is so lucky to have you for a mom! Also, kudos to the teachers for encouraging his caring spirit. That boy will go far for sure.

Anonymous said...

yeah for Kaishon! That is great news! And, I love his prayer. so sweet.