Tuesday, February 22, 2011


This past week Hannah's school had an awards ceremony.  There were awards for perfect attendance, character kids awards, and The Panther Gold award for each class.  The students have been learning about different character traits throughout this year that are important for them to have.  The Panther Gold Award was the best award to get since it meant that you exhibited a lot of the character traits.  Hannah received a certificate for "Kindness" and  "The Panther Gold Award."   

Going to public school has been a good experience for Hannah although it has been tough at times.  She has learned a lot about American culture, friendships, and living out her faith in addition to what she has actually been learning in all of her subjects.  Every day on the way to school we pray together.  Many days I would pray several things for Hannah: a) that she would do her best in her schoolwork, b) that she would be kind to others even when they are hard to be kind to, and c) that she would be a good witness.  We don't always see how God answers our prayers but I'm thankful for these tangible awards that she won.  I think it is going to help her to remember that we always are making some kind of difference in others lives.  It can be a good difference or a bad difference, it is our choice.  Too often if we follow after the world or our friends we make the wrong choices in our behavior which can impact those around us in a negative way.  However, if we choose to follow God's way for our lives we can impact others in a positive way.  I'm so proud of Hannah for doing the right thing!

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