Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a soft gooey center

This is my boy.
He's BIG, rough & tough on the outside.
On the inside.....kind & generous.

How do I know? I see it all the time.

How does his teacher & classmates know?
Because he showed them just how big his heart really is. He didn't say it, he just did it.

For Valentines Day, Ben's class was to decorate a box to collect Valentines. He wasn't going to do it. As they were going to be judged and a winner declared. After a little coaxing on my part, he came up with a great idea. Covered the box in brown paper, the ends in aluminum foil & printed out a picture of a Hershey's Bar. Done.

I was helping at school on Valentines Day, when his homeroom teacher stopped me in the cafeteria. "I have to tell you about Ben today". He won the Valentines Box contest today. He was voted on by his peers. "And then you know what he did? He turned right around and gave the great big Hershey's kiss to the 2nd place student!"

Melt. A Mom moment. A gushy, gooey Mom moment.

Ben also told me about his moment. He said, "the 2nd place winner was looking a little sad that he didn't win, and he did have a good box. So I gave it to him".

Melt. Another Mom moment. Another gushy, gooey Mom moment.

I am so very, very proud of my Sweetheart. All wrapped up in a big, rough & tough boy.
Sshh. Don't tell anyone. He has a soft, gooey center.

"Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk. It must be a thing of action and sincerity."
1 John 3:18


Anonymous said...

Ben I am sooo proud of you for giving the prize you won for the best Valentine box to your friend the second place winner. You have such a good heart.
Love you.
G'ma Ruth

Janine said...

What a great post!

Schallert Family said...

So glad to see you back blogging. I check your blog daily still and was so excited to see you back. Hope you aren't gone so long this time. I miss you, dear friend. Hoping we can chat sometime soon. Proud of your sweet Ben too. He's getting so big and quite handsome. They grow up too fast! Love you, Dawn!

Heather said...

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