Thursday, November 3, 2011

This Young Man


This young man fills my heart this morning. 

We have had the toughest year, this little family of ours....but this young man has sailed a steady course through it. He has remained focussed on what he has needed to do to thrive and keep himself safe. He has shared his feelings openly and loved his family deeply. 

Last night he informed me that he is receiving an 'Academic Excellence Award' at the end of the year at Speech Night. His toughest year and he nailed it. I am so proud, so grateful... and I needed to write about it here because this blog is a record of my life and I want to remember today. I want to give thanks for my boys here on my blog and tell the world about how grateful I am for them.

Done.

Happy Thursday!

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37 comments:

  1. That's a huge achievement! Well done to him for working hard. He must be so pleased. xx

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  2. Sometimes they just really surprise you; and it also amazes you when you notice just how resilient they are.

    Enjoy the speech night.

    Lou ; )

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  3. You are right to be proud of your boys A-M.
    Academic award or not they are treasures but this achievement is definitely icing on the cake.

    Happy day Lovely, I hope you have a skip in your step and smile on your face.

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  4. Congratulations to him and to you, both of your boys are beautiful :0) Thanks for sharing about them with all of us.

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  5. He is amazing. Congratulations to him and you and your little one...or not so little one now!
    xxx

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  6. I can {{feel}} your pride coming through loud and strong this morning A-M! A wonderful achievement on sooo many levels. As my dear Mum used to say: "Count your lucky stars!" ;)Sharyne

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  7. Well done to your gorgeous man! He deserves it!!

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  8. Oh wow! I can imagine how proud you are. He is obviously a remarkable young man! xx

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  9. Resilience.... if we can all have children who can cope with the hard times then we have done our job.
    Congrats to you, first son of A-M. Your work ethic will take you places!
    I tell my daughter -14yrs old - that education is power and choice. It is a real credit to you to have done so well in such a difficult year. Well done!
    And on a mummy note - your heart must be beating right out of your chest A-M...congrats to you too :-)

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  10. In what has probably been a very tough year on the boys, you must be so proud of their achievements. Congratulations on the award and enjoy the moment. ;-)

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  11. What a wonderful boy and achievement, but he has a pretty wonderful mum too xx

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  12. You have one amazing son there, A-M. He is so loving, kind and intelligent. A big congratulations to your big boy for his award and to you for raising such a fine young man.

    Kel x

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  13. Congratulations A-M to your young man! How exciting for him and you. It is a very proud moment when their hard work pays off and they are awarded for their efforts!

    Enjoy the Speech Night, I'm sure you will be front and centre, armed with your camera! And a massive smile.

    I hope your year is turning around? Sending you all the positive vibes I can.

    Oh, I had my first call from Dulux yesterday, talking to them again next week! Still very excited. Thanks.

    x Jode

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  14. Kids can be so unbelievably resiliant if they have a consistent thread of unconditional love in their lives. I'm betting you have given that core to them. Good for them, good for you. Respect to the three of you. Bxx

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  15. B's a smart cookie sweets, the world is his oyster. Plus he has a beautiful nature just like little tacker...all down to you. Be proud! Annie xx

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  16. The resilience of these boys is just amazing, isn't it?! Congratulations to your big boy on such a wonderful achievement.

    I'm having a proud Mum day today, too, as my boy turns 5. So much awesomeness in such a little person - I look forward to him growing up and continuing to make me as proud as you are of your boys.

    M
    xxo

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  17. Congratulations and well done. They're not easy to get. Looking forward to seeing Morris Hall all finished.
    Kylie

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  18. A very proud moment AM that most certainly should be recorded...you are truly blessed x

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  19. Hi A-M! Congratulations to your wonderful son...what an achievement in such a year of upheaval! What a great big guy for your little one to look up to! Your heart must be bursting with pride and happiness! I bet you are his inspiration..you are for a lot of us people out in the ether! Thanks, A-M...Fiona

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  20. And that's what it's all about xxx

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  21. Just shows you what a remarkable young man he is, all the stronger because he has you. Have a lovely day xx

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  22. Congratulations to your son on his wonderful achievement! With the tough year that you've all had it is heartening to read how he has dealt with life when the chips are down.

    It's a credit to you too A-M for giving him the security and love that has enabled him to thrive.

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  23. Oh, goosebumps in Hobart, A-M. A stunning achievement indeed. J x

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  24. Proud proud moment, and how wonderful to share and record it here. Hope you have a lovely celebration together.
    Congratulations.
    x

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  25. Well done to your dear Big Boy, and also to you A-M and Little One - you are an inspirational 3-some.

    Best wishes,
    Christine xo

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  26. What a gorgeous young man and a shining star! Congratulations!

    What will you do to celebrate? Sushi and a big cake?

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  27. Yes, we must celebrate!!!.... but it is still a school night so we might have to have a big sushi nosh up the following weekend. To make the night extra special, my son is also performing in the Guitar Ensemble on the night as well. I will try to get some sort of recording to share with you. The Guitar Ensemble makes beautiful music. A-M xx

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  28. Congrats to your young man! As a Mum of 2 boys myself I'm always inspired by other Mums that have it right!

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  29. mate you must be so proud, so happy, I fully understand your wish to share the joy! So happy for you and the boys! xxxxxxxxxx

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  30. Congratulations to your sweet boy, A-M. Wonderful to share in this awesome achievement!

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  31. What an honor! I honestly think this speaks volumes as to the wonderful mother that you are A-M. All three of you are amazing in my book. Such a beautiful, loving family.

    xojoan

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  32. Congrats to both of you - it's been so so tough but you've created a safe, loving haven that has allowed him to flourish. Be proud of him but also of what you have achieved too. Our hearts soar. xxxxx

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  33. Dear A-M, congratulations! He is like that because you are a great mom! I am going through same though time here in my home, and I keep praying for my kids and being thankful for every achievement, small or big.
    Peace to you.

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  34. Just when you think they can't surprise you any more, they rocket skywards! I'm with Joan mate, your gorgeous boy is a true reflection of his amzing Mum.
    Millie xx

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  35. What a wonderful speech night it will be. Very exciting for you & your boys. KP

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  36. Congratulations to your little man. It is very tough but he will be a wiser young man for all that you all have endured. I think having a great Mum would have made a huge difference to both your boys this year:).

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx