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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Day of Grace

That girl, in the foreground? In the black and green dress with the green ribbon sash? That, my friends, is the most beautiful girl in the world. My daughter, Beth.

This Proud Mommy Moment is brought to you courtesy of a little annual school shindig called Hanging of the Green. She and the other well-dressed kids are waiting to perform their green-hanging duties, which consist of choirs and bands and cute boys in ties holding said greens escorting gorgeously gowned girls carrying candles. It's a very pretty little ceremony, and participation only comes through fierce competition.

Essays. Usually the bane of any kid's life, this essay posed a (gasp!) interesting question: If you could declare another national holiday, what would it be? Beth's idea- The Day of Grace.

On that day, you could talk to, have lunch with, or hang with anyone you wanted to without fear of reprisals from your usual peer group. A goth could talk to a preppy. A geek could hang with a jock. A rich kid could laugh with a poor one. Anyone, from any race, religion, class, or social status could make friends from a different clique without losing the ones they already had.

A beautiful idea from a beautiful girl. Honestly, sometimes I just have to pick my jaw up off the floor as I ponder the fact that I actually gave birth to this amazing kid. To pick up on the frustration of Junior High social structure is easy.

You belong in Slot A. Do not go to Slot B, or your former Slot A friends will shun you. And don't even consider Slot C. They will not accept you without a lengthy application process.

But to come up with such an intelligent, innovative solution? That takes a big brain and a big heart.

That's my girl.


Blogger Missie said...

Waaaah, crying over here. Your post should come with a Kleenex warning preceding it.

What's great about Beth is that she is so pretty on the inside as well.

I'm proud of her and I aint even her mommy.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Kaitlin said...

Your daughter sounds like an amazing young woman! Cool!

Guess what?!?! Your prize is being sent out tomorrow! Yay! Again, I am so sorry for taking so stinkin' long getting it to you. All I can say is that finances are the devil...

Hopefully you like everything and please email me when you get it so I know you did. Stupid mail is making my head hurt. *sigh*

5:45 PM  
Blogger Girl con Queso said...

Brilliant. I love Grace Day.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Bernita said...

Beautiful girl.
Why am I not surprised she if as full of grace inside as outside?

5:25 AM  
Blogger Bernita said...

And I want to thank Beth's Mom for her messages of comfort.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Let's do it! Does Beth have an idea which day it should be? I'd love for it to be a habit before my oldest hits junior high. Junior high needs Grace Day. How about Beth's birthday?

11:20 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

Well, Beth's birthday is December 24. I'd say it would be really good in April or May- so that if any neat friendships develop, they'll have the summer to solidify it before the next school year.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

I hope my own daughter grows up to be just as intelligent and thoughtful. You've got a winner there!

5:34 PM  

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