May 17, 2010

Hope for the future

By Stacy Johnson

I posted something here earlier today about gossip and something I am dealing with.  After I mulled it over today, I decided I didn't like what I had said, it may not have come out the way I wanted it to and I have deleted it.  I am frustrated right now and I used my post to vent.  I am sorry if anyone read it and was bothered by it.  I don't know if anyone even did.  So, here's my new one...

I went to the Senior Scholarship Assembly today for my son as he accepted his two, yes TWO scholarships for college in the fall.  It has been an overwhelming and emotional struggle for me as I have watched my wonderfully smart and athletic son grow up right in front of my eyes.  It makes me happy that I have taught him well, and that he has an inner desire to do good and be good.  It is a joy to see him moving on to the next phase in his life, be it somewhat farther away from me on the maturity and independence level.  I was struck today as I sat there and listened to student after student receive their scholarships.  In all, the class of 2010 at our little high school walked away with more than 3 million dollars in scholarships.  I even witnessed the appointment of one student the Air Force Academy in the fall.  I was overcome with the knowledge that our future is in good hands.  It was a little "hug" that I needed today.  I am excited for the future of my son, my community, our nation, our world.  Today I felt a little bit of hope.


  1. Congratulations on the upcoming graduations...and the scholarships! Woohoo! Watching our children grow up does create mixed emotions, does it not? We know the goal is to raise healthy, happy, self sufficient adults who will contribute to society and when we get there, we feel a little sad that our babies have grown up. I didn't see your earlier post...hope you are feeling better. hugs~

  2. Congratulations... that says a lot about you, mom.

  3. Well gosh Stacy wish I had read the other post. Sometimes it helps to vent and know others are out there experiencing things like that. On the other hand, being proud of your son is well worth a post as well...congrats to him and to you.


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