Tuesday, May 11, 2010

beaming with pride...

The last several nights have had me smiling.

The kind of smile that just can't be wiped off!

...will you give me a moment to brag on my kids?

Thursday night, Jared was awarded "Most Outstanding Musician" at the HS band concert. And then Sunday night, he performed in the spring concert of the AR youth academy symphony. He goes every other Saturday for 2 hours to rehearse with the symphony....and it has paid off. They were amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to them.

He's the one in the middle back!

Last night was honors night at the high school.

And Jason was awarded the Christian Service and Character Scholarship from the PTF.
wow! what an honor!


As a mom, to see my kids not only excel in the gifts God has given them, but be recognized for it just makes me smile....inside and out.

And as I sat here this morning thinking about it,
it occurred to me that that is a bit how God feels when I exercise my gifts and talents that came from Him.

I didn't give my children their talents and yet I am so proud of them.
God did give each talent and gift to us.
How much more proud is He when we obediently walk the path He has laid out for us and use those gifts and talents for His glory.

Yep, I am smiling this morning...

....but I think God is smiling even bigger!

15 comments:

McCrakensx4 said...

Sara...that is fabulous! What great honors your sons have been given (with hard work)! And you can be a proud mama!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Wow, of course you're smiling! How exciting for both your boys. Congrats!

Elizabeth said...

I love how you give God the credit for giving your children their gifts and talents! You are an amazing mama, with amazingly talented kids!

Mocha with Linda said...

Aww, what fun. Congratulations to your boys. . .and their mama!

Lois Lane II said...

Awww...you just made me smile, too! Congrats to both of y'all! I know you are one proud mama!!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is just wonderful! You are totally allowed to brag on your kids. They deserve it. Awesome!

Kim said...

Congratulations to your boys AND to their justifiably proud mama :-) It is an amazing feeling when our kiddos are honored!

Barbie said...

Your mama's heart must be beaming with such pride. It's such a great feeling to know that our children are walking with the Lord and in the giftings He's placed in them. You've done a great job!

JustMe said...

I pray my kids will choose the same Godly paths yours have. I was taken aback at first by your son's Christian Service award - my kids are in public school so I hope they will be plugged in enough at church, to receive that kind of affirmation when they use their talents and gifts for God. I love what you said about God viewing us the way we view our kids - it's really interesting to turn things around and think of yourself as God's "kid," isn't it?

StephieAnne said...

I love that idea of God's perspective of pride for us when we using the gifts and talents He bestowed to us. Way to go, "Sara's Kids"!

Michelle said...

awwwww i bet you are cheesin' it big time ;)

skoots1mom said...

congratulations...well done!
he's learned determination...that will carry him very far in many things :) makes me smile, too!

LuAnn said...

Someone needs to take a picture of you smiling - Congratulations to Jared and Jason ! To GOD be the GLORY !!!!!!! Your family is truly blessed.

dolcebellezza said...

Sara, congratulations to you and your sons. His Word is faithful and true: Bring your children up in the way they shall go and when they grow old they will not depart from it.

I'm so happy for you in seeing this promise fulfilled while they are young.

Cathy said...

Mama you definitely have the right to smile and brag on your kids. Congrats!!!