Thursday, November 8, 2007

He Makes Me So Proud

Yesterday afternoon after Elijah finished his homework, he tells me...
"There are alot of rumors going around the classroom, Mom and I told Ms. Acosta that I'm going to do something about it." I ask him, "What are you going to do?" "You'll see", he says. So he asks me for some "big paper" and his markers and goes to his room to work on his "project". A while later he comes to find me in our bedroom and he has written the lyrics to that "Don't Laugh At Me" song ( I forget who sings it) and has drawn cute little pictures to go along with the lyrics! He said he was going to tell Ms. Acosta to put it up in the classroom somewhere. I told him that it was great and that it was a very nice and thoughtful thing to do for the class. He wasn't finished with it so he went back to work, but with dinner and bath and getting ready for the next day, he didn't get to finish it. When I went in to say goodnight to him, he asked me to wake him up early and I asked him for what. He said he didn't finish his poster and that he wanted to finish it up in the morning because he promised Ms. Acosta he would have it for her today. ( Sigh...already he is being a man of his word!!) So I told him I'd wake him up at six a.m. when I get up and I did. And he sat at the kitchen table eating his breakfast and finishing up his poster. I wonder what his teacher is going to say about it. I wish I'd taken a picture of it. He's so creative, but that's not the reason I'm so proud of him. Sometimes it kind of annoys me that Elijah is so sensitive...sometimes OVERLY sensitive and takes everything to heart, but when I think about it...I'm kind of that way too. I'm kind of a sap I guess....okay, I am! LOL But what I love about Elijah is that he is so caring and compassionate and genuinely cares about other people's feelings and wants to DO something about it. It's also when he does things like this that I see him come out of his shell some. I think he overcomes his shyness in his quest to do "what's right". THAT is what makes me proud. I know that Elijah is going to grow up and do great things. He's going to change the world...I just know it! I just hope that this cruel and sometimes unpredictable world doesn't change him and that he is always this sweet, loving and compassionate soul that I just ADORE :)

1 comment:

shopgirlaudi said...

Awww...Lij. Just last weekend he was telling me about that song. I love that song and he's such a smart boy. He must get that from me;) I LOVE that pic of him.