Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Award Winning Children

My daughter and son have given me the best Mother's Day gifts I could have ever wished for and my gifts were given to me over the last couple of weeks. These weeks were peppered with awards banquets and awards programs.

I proudly sat at the table, beaming, as each time my son was called to the stage to receive a medal at the NJ ROTC awards banquet. This year he received the following medals: Naval Science II Outstanding Cadet, USMC League, Sons of the American Revolution Leadership, Teddy Roosevelt U.S. Navy League, Rifle Marksmanship, Rifle Team and VFW Bronze Star.

During the Class of 2009 awards program, I couldn't help but proudly smile as my daughter walked across the stage to be recognized as a recipient of the Florida Bright Futures Program, Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) Award. This will pay 100% of her college tuition this Fall. She walked across the stage a second time to receive her American Legion Auxiliary Unit #103 award; a monetary award that will help off-set some of the college needs not covered by the FAS award.

Motherhood is one of the most influential and sublime vocations one can hope to aspire to. More reasons to be proud of my children are the gifts they gave me. I am proud of my children and love them, for who they are and who they are becoming. I must be doing something right and with God's help and my husband's, I will continue to do so.


  1. Congrats to my niece and nephew.

    Uncle Michael
    Happy belated Mothers day Sis.

  2. That is just wonderful! I am proud of YOU and your kids!