Sunday, March 14, 2010

Moments of Pride



We had the wrestling banquet for the High School tonight and it was awesome. For one thing, Ricardo, as a 9th grader, received tons of awards: All Conference team, all City team, most pins for the varsity team, most take downs on the varsity team, best record on the varsity team, and selected by his teammates as the teams' Most Valuable Player.

And, icing on the cake was what happened next. Leon has lived in Ricky's shadow all year and yet been positive and contributory the whole way through. So there were four awards given by the team. MVP, Best New Player, Most Improved, and then the Coaches Award. The first three the team members vote on. The last one, only the coaches vote. They explained that they voted for a person who just kept working hard, had a great attitude, and kept smiling no matter what. I assumed the award would go to a Junior or Senior. But no, you guessed it, my 9th grade Leon got that award.

These boys deserved this. They worked hard all season long. And it's fun as a parent to watch a child get award after award. Seeing their pride and sense of accomplishment -- nothing better.

A great night.

6 comments:

GB's Mom said...

You all deserve it. Congratulation to the boys!

Rose said...

Congratulations to both Ricardo and Leon. Well done!

MamaKate said...

What a proud mama you must be!!

Joni said...

Aww Claudia, thats such awesome news. I am soo proud of those boys, and they are not even mine. After all the craziness going on at your house in the last several months, and with you being sick, and the new baby, they STILL made this wonderful achivement. What a proud Mama you must be! Congratulations boys! You deserve it. It is so nice to see them contributing to society in such a GREAT and respectful way. We NEED more teens those boys age to model for other teens.

Little Wonder said...

congrats to the boys and to you and your husband....a silver lining amongst some of the downpours?! I just hope that my B can find something like this to excel at someday!

Michelle said...

Congratulations to both boys! A shining moment in all the rough times lately. Hope you are feeling better.