Today I want to share in a "proud mama" moment. My oldest daughter, Kayde Lee, is 16 and a junior in high school. She has always been an excellent student who has never gotten a grade below a "B+" (she HATES anything less than an "A"). All she has wanted since she entered high school was to be tapped for National Honor Society. Several weeks ago she found out she was eligible but needed to write an essay and fill out several short responses to questions which would then be evaluated. The process also included talking with several of her teachers. She has been fretting about this for weeks. Yesterday, during 4th bell, she was tapped. The girl came into her class and gave her a balloon, gift bag filled with candy and some homemade brownies. As a group the NHS society then went to lunch at Olive Garden. It was a good thing I got a call the day before letting me know so I could send money with her. I had such a hard time holding in my excitement once I found out. Every time she was near me I had to bite the inside of my cheek to keep from grinning ear to ear.
Here are two pictures I took of her yesterday. She hates to have her picture taken, so I know she was still flying high about the day because she asked me to take her picture. The flowers came from Grandma & Grandpa (my parents). Grandpa picked them out. Good job Grandpa!! Hubby brought her home a cherrylime-ade from Sonic, one of her favorites.
I love my girls and I am so proud of both of them. They are the light of my life.
In other good news, my Mom is in Boston this week for her annual check up. She had breast cancer about 5 years ago. Her sister lives outside Boston and wanted her to come there for a second opinion. She had her surgery here in Cincinnati, but the Boston doc said she would not need chemo or radiation which the Cincinnati docs wanted her to go through. He (Boston doc) put her on an oral medication for the last several years. She had her check up the begining of the week and she is now off the meds and does not need to go back to see the doc anymore. She will be home on Sunday so we have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Thanks for letting me share.