I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. Our was great! J's graduation program at school was beautiful and the letter that his teacher wrote to her students made me cry. She is a phenomenal teacher that has made such a difference in J's schooling and life in a positive way. He was ticked to death that the graduation was "all about (them)". It is the first year that their school has had a graduation for 5th grade. (I heard all about how unfair it was from K who didn't have a graduation from that school when she was in 5th grade) J received an award for maintaining above a 3.5 GPA for the entire year. He also received the Presidential Award. This is an award that requires recipients to have scored 85% or better on their 4th grade proficiency tests, and maintain a 3.5 GPA or better for their 4th and 5th grade year.
Then on Saturday J had his last Upwards Soccer game of the year. They did really well and I have to say that Jason learned quite a bit this year about working as a team and he improved his footwork. After the game the team went out for a pizza party. The awards ceremony is this Friday. I really liked Upwards soccer much better than league soccer.
Sunday was another great day. Pastor Doug gave a great sermon directed to our teens that really touched me as well. The idea of it was to either stand up for God and be a Jesus Freak or quit playing games and just sit down if you aren't willing to stand up. While that was a great message for our teens, it applies to all of us. It also tied in really well with the sermon he gave that night at a revival in Ripley, WV that we attended entitled "are you desperate?". I have to say that I am so glad that God led us to this church and to Doug as it has helped my family to grow spiritually. Now we know why when we tried to move a year ago God didn't allow it.
That brings us to today. After school J has chorus try outs for middle school. Say a prayer for him if you think about it around 4 pm if you think about it. And of course it is the last week of school so the kids are excited and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Next year I will have a toddler at home, one in elementary school, one in middle school, and one in high school!
Finally, this weeks scripture card comes from Jeremiah. The image is courtesy of Wing-Chi Poon who kindly took the picture and then released it into public domain.