Day 78 – A High Point of My Week


Mr. White and Ms. Robinson have been fantastic influencers of my son's life and I can never thank them enough.
Mr. White and Ms. Robinson have been fantastic influencers of my son’s life and I can never thank them enough.

As I mentioned earlier this week, my friend Dave suggested I walk each morning.  While I wasn’t able to do this every day (today primarily), I was able to get in a few miles four of the five days this week.  And I can really tell a difference.  So, I would suggest you stop reading this blog and read Dave’s…He’s much smarter than me.

However, since you are already here, let’s talk about the day and how it is going.  I’ve lost a couple pounds this week and I give all the credit to the walking.

I’ve kept my chin up, despite frustrations and tense meetings…And I give credit to the walking.

I’ve made it through several 14 hour days with hardly touching a foot in my house and I give credit to the fact that I’m planning on sleeping a lot this weekend.

Those things are all well and good, but the highlight of my week occurred tonight.

Let’s get one thing clear; my kids are not immortality symbols.  But when your boy is honored by his teacher, in front of several hundred people, it causes a guy’s chest to puff up a bit.  And tonight, I’m extremely proud of my son.

Ben received a big honor tonight from his band director and I couldn’t hold back a few tears as he received “The MVP Award”.

Ben’s a great guy.  He loves music and it shows. That’s why this past year Ms. Robinson took a chance on Ben and invited him to be her student assistant.  And true to form, Ben didn’t disappoint her.  She offered her trust and he excelled in every way.

His achievement serves as a reminder that we all could benefit from a chance now and then.  And if no one will give it to us, there isn’t any reason we can’t reach out and take our own chance from time to time.  It just might pay off.