Tuesday, April 24, 2012

For all you mom's out there (and dad's too)~

I just viewed this video on a fellow blogger's page.  I have always been inspired by Erin of Rare and Beautiful Treasures.  She is a woman of faith who truly speaks from her heart.



Tonight we celebrated Honor's Night with our youngest daughter.  As you all know, she suffers from migraines and has missed A LOT of school (25 days last year, and we have yet to count them all this year but it is close).  Tonight she celebrated all of her achievements despite all of the obstacles she has faced.  She received her International Baccalaureate stole along with her Honor Grad stole.  No small feat for someone in her position.  It has truly been a blessing to raise her.  She is all and MORE than we could have ever imagined her to be.

I watched this video, and it brought tears to my eyes.  Because tonight, our community came together to celebrate the achievement of young people...young people of all different colors, nationalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and religious beliefs.  However, they all had one thing in common...a parent or parents who truly believed in them.  They are ALL remarkable kids!  It was an honor and a privilege to be a witness to all they have accomplished at just 17-18 years of age.


12 comments:

Katie said...

how neat and what a great accomplishment for your daughter and her parents! :) you should be so proud!!!

Maillardville Manor said...

LOTS of LOVE!!!
Congratulations Katie!!!
Ashli

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Congrats to Katie!! So happy for her. I can't WAIT to see you on Friday!!

Budget Design Girl said...

Huge congratulations to your daughter Katie! How fantastic she sounds! I know you are such a proud Mama!
Your video brought tears to my eyes. Love it!
Hope you enjoy this special time. Soak it all in!
xo-Lisa

Anna @ IHOD said...

Such a powerful commercial. I think its a wonderful summary of what motherhood is.

Just by reading a little bit of what your daughter has gone through makes me think she must be an incredible girl!
So good meeting you last night!
Anna

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

What an amazing accomplishment - congratulations to you daughter! And to her proud parents!! :)

Melissa @ Rooms said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter!

emily said...

Congrats to your daughter!

Karen At Home said...

Congratulations to your sweet daughter!

Val said...

Congrats to your daughter. This is so wonderful.

Sarah said...

That is SUPER impressive...I have heard so much about how demanding the IB program is!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Lauren you've done such an amazing job raising your girls. I can feel your love and pride through your blog posts. I saw your cute pic on Michelle's blog about your blogger meetup- I'm so jealous!!! Have a fantastic mothers day!