Proud mama moment.

Graduation day was bittersweet-as they always are.

However there was a lovely surprise.  After a not-optimal year and a teacher that was the worst she’s had yet…my girl got the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence!  For those who don’t know (which I didn’t until after), it’s based on overall grades being 90-100, teacher recommendations and above 85th percentile on our state exams.  More on how ridiculous those state exams are later.  What a proud moment for her!  Her dad’s parents were there and my mom and me.  Lots of pictures and a lovely, happy, confident girl.  And now, we’re off to middle school.  And I profess this adamantly, that little girl you see up there in that adorable dress?  Yes, the one that people mistake for a 14 year old?  She’s 10.  And she’s my baby.  Still.  Always.  Ask her.  She’ll tell you.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jolene
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 14:08:39

    That’s awesome. The academic awards always mean more to me than the athletic awards (for myself too). You’re right, she does look older – make it stop!!! It’s making me feel old : )

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  2. stepmumoftheyear
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 22:08:18

    You must be doing an amazing job – well done, and congratulations!

    (By the way – I initially assumed it was you in the picture! Once of my stepsons is ten, and your daughter looks, oh, about seven to twelve years older than him…)

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  3. Single Mom Seeking
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 10:20:50

    Yes, mama, this award says a lot about YOU. Bravo. This makes all of us proud.

    Reply

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