November 11, 2013

One Of Those Awesome Kid Moments…

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day. My Dad was the guest speaker for the assembly at RedDog’s elementary school. He’s been attending the assembly now for almost ten years. I can’t believe it took the school that long to ask him to speak. He did an amazing job! I cried I felt so proud.

This fellow here {giving me his best “Mom, don’t take my picture” look} had the honor of introducing his grandfather to the entire school.

sorenassembly

He’s been worrying about it for about two weeks. We spent time this past weekend memorizing his part so it would sound just right. He wanted so badly to do a good job for his Papa.

The time got closer and closer for my Dad to speak. RedDog left his seat on the auditorium floor and headed over to the bank of chairs the Fifth Graders were using as a holding area before heading up on stage.

Everything was happening so fast and I was trying to catch so many moments with my camera while still enjoying the assembly. Please forgive the horrible quality of this next photo, but know that I will forever be grateful I was able to catch this moment before it was gone.

Across the auditorium from me, my boy had bowed his head, closed his eyes and folded his arms.

He was praying.

sorenpraying

We tell our kids often that they can pray any where at any time. We remind them that they can always have a prayer in their hearts or minds. But I was completely in awe of my RedDog who knew at this exact moment that the thing he needed to calm his nerves and help him do his best was to have a conversation with God.

He did not care if the entire school was watching him. He needed to pray. He was not ashamed. He was brave and determined.

And then he got up and introduced his Papa like a pro.

That might have been my favorite part of the entire assembly. {Sorry, Dad . . . the standing ovation you got was a very, very close second.}

12 comments:

Ronalin said...

Soren, I am so touched by your awesome faith. This is one of the many reasons why I am glad you are Christopher's best friend. You rock! Great job too, so wish we could have been there to hear you and your grandpa.

The Queen Vee said...

Red Dog, you rocked it yesterday. Your hard work and practicing paid off. While others participating had to read there remarks you got up to the stand and clearly spoke to the audience without looking at any notes. It's always confidence building knowing that you've got the #1 guy backing you up and you're humble enough to ask for his help. love you handsome tender hearted boy.

AllisonK said...

A tender moment for a parent. So glad you got to see it. Thank you for sharing it.

Pinspot said...

This got me teary. What a great mommy payday! You're doing a good job, Sammy.

Bells said...

I have tears in my eyes. Thanks for the great reminder from Reddog to pray anytime and in any place. Too precious, so glad you were able to capture that.

TracyS. said...

What a great moment to capture and keep in your heart.

christy said...

Brought tears to my eyes, too. Best parenting payback. What sweet faith.

Jess said...

And now I'm crying.

Apis Melliflora said...
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Apis Melliflora said...

Amen to Red Dog and his prayer!

Melissa said...

oh man. I don't even know you or your adorable boy but I am crying. Hooray for KNOWING that HE hears and answers prayers.

Tracie Carter said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment of his and yours! What a great day indeed!