Intelligent children make their parents proud; lazy students embarrass their parents. Proverbs 15:20 (TM)
Speaking of being proud of our daughter, that dreaded envelope that every child fears and every parent dreads arrived this week – the girls’ first quarter grades! I had to go looking for my buttons, because they all popped off as my heart swelled with pride. The girls have been working really hard this year and their grades reflect it. It made today’s verse pop off the page for me.
Even more so as I headed to parent/teacher conferences, which were also this week (and went really well, yeayyy!). As I entered the school there was a young person and their parent heading out the door. By the scowl on both of their faces you could see that things had not gone well. Ouch.
Being a parent of teenagers has plenty of moments of frustration, but it also has plenty of moments of pride and satisfaction. You gotta enjoy the good moments, and give your kids the props they deserve!