Saturday, February 2, 2013

What I learned today

        WOW!! Thirty-three days of the New Year have already passed and it has been very exciting.  I celebrated my 50th Birthday.  I did not want a lot of fan-fare.  I was extremely Happy and Excited with all the birthday wishes and a few surprises.

        The next big event occurred today.  Man-Child had to give a presentation at a PTA retreat.  He had to speak on his experience on the board as the Student representative. He stated that he did not realize how important parents and volunteers work to make sure that students get a good education.  Man-child stated that he learned a lot about rules, bylaws, funding and how much it cost to get an education.  He was asked “if you were CEO, what would you implement to make schools better for students"?   He stood there and thought for a few minutes then he said “there needs to be a better way for teachers to relate to students electronically.  I know that finding money to put computers in class rooms is hard but students are more in tune with computers and electronic and the old way of learning is not working and students are not paying attention”.   Everyone clapped and he just smiled.

    I cannot tell you how PROUD I was of Man child at that moment.  I was worried that he would not know what to say.  He proved me wrong.  I saw him in a different light today.  He really is not my little boy anymore and letting go is getting difficult for me to do.  He is a very knowledgeable young man. 

   I THANK GOD for Man-child.
        I THANK GOD for blessing me with one of his children to nurture and care for.
             I THANK GOD every day that I did not give up on him when things were rough.
                 I THANK GOD for All of my Sistah friends who supported and encouraged me during those rough times.
                         I THANK GOD!! 


  1. Love it! Congrats!

  2. Nice job G-man. Congrats to you both.

  3. Cilla, he's grown up right before our eyes! You've done good! You've a lot to be proud of!!

  4. He is all you could want in a son. I'm so proud of you as the bestest mom to a young man. He is going to do great things.

  5. This post really touched my heart. So proud of both of you!