There are times you just can't help but brag about your offspring. Julie's amazing report card is one of those times when I refuse to keep my mouth shut.
WARNING: If you're not one of Julie's grandparents or aunts and uncles, you might want to skip this schmultzy blog post.
Julie's report card literally brought tears to my eyes. It's not that I didn't know she was capable of a "perfect" report card. She's a smart kid, and when she tries hard she is capable of anything. It was, however, the teacher's written comments that made my eyes well.
Her teacher, Mrs. Johnson captured Julie's personality, kindness, strengths and accomplishments, all in a couple paragraphs.
"Julie seems like she has lived in Lake Zurich forever. She is well liked by her peers, helpful in class and continues to do well in all areas of first grade. She is a veracious reader with highly developed vocabulary and reading skills. Her printing has gotten so good it looks like a computer font. She has a knack of shining as an incredible writer. I have guided many children in their development of writing; however every now and then some children have that special touch."
(My heart melted when I read all the notes about Julie's wonderful writing. Obviously that hits home!)
Mrs. Johnson wrote much more, but that was the gist of it.
Scott and I know how amazing Julie is and we think the world of her. Of course she's awesome---she's ours! To see it written on paper; however, was a gift. Mrs. Johnson truly appreciates Julie for who she is, and she really likes her as a person. How comforting to know we are placing our child into loving hands every day---someone who cares for Julie and wants more than anything to prepare her not just for second grade but for the world beyond elementary, middle and high school.
Sometimes it just feels darn good when other people think your child is extraordinary.