You guys, I am so overjoyed I can almost burst. I attended Nemiah’s parent/teacher meeting last week to only raving reviews about the kid I gave birth to at just 19 year old. I knew she was studious, but it’s at this age that I truly get to see the fruits of my labor.
I had an early meeting at 7:00 am. As soon as I walked through the before school room to make my way to her teachers class, the before school teacher stopped me to tell me how impressed she was with how polite and kind Nemiah was. I could’ve cried in that moment, but I held it together and thanked her graciously.
As a parent, my goal is to raise a conscious human being who treats others as they would like to be treated. I wasn’t expecting that little encounter, but it sure did jolt my heart because at 19, I didn’t know where to begin, I just followed my instincts and did the very best I could.
Once I reached her class, her teacher was pulling up her progress report that was sent home earlier that month. As she searched for it, she said, “let me just tell you this, she is an absolute pleasure to have in my class, she never misses her homework, and her work is impeccable.” Again, I could’ve just bursted out crying, but I knew I wasn’t hearing anything new. Come Friday, when most kids are focused on the weekend, she’s focused on completing her homework before the weekend even starts.
To top it all off her teacher said, “I have to struggle with an attitude with most kids her age, but she just does what she’s asked without question.” The funniest part is when she said, “She is extremely neat and organized with her work.” I said, “really!, if only she could be like that with her room!” lol
At any rate, with all the devastation going on around the world, I am most grateful for the joys that abide within my home. Being a mom was an unexpected journey that I knew nothing about, yet it’s the mere reason why I go so hard in life. I am eternally grateful to God for gifting me with my precious Nemiah. If you don’t know, her name means, “A gift from God” and that she most certainly is!
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Wishing you all a blessed week!