My little boy called me from school this morning and made my heart ache, but also got me thinking. He joined the school archery program two weeks ago. It's a short, before school program that only lasted two weeks. Brandon is not a huge sports fan however this program was super exciting for him. Every morning getting up extra early getting ready for school and the program. While he struggled with the program because of strength he kept going and truly enjoyed it. This morning was the last day of the program. His sweet teacher called me to talk to him because he was so sad after the morning archery events. It seems that awards were handed out and Brandon came out with no awards. He was just pitiful on the phone. Heartbreaking for any mother to hear. He was sad that he didn't get a ribbon. Of course I put my "mommy" hat on quickly and explained to him that even though he walked away without a ribbon he did his very best and we are so proud of him and he should be proud of his accomplishments. He worked HARD!
I hope that with my business I am able to teach my children that while we work hard at what we do, it's not always easy. I've been with Stampin' Up! 6 years and my success came after many many obstacles and failures along the way. It wasn't until two years ago that I was given any award even though I have worked hard the last 6 years. I tried to explain this to my little boy this morning, that even though we work hard for our accomplishments it doesn't mean we will always be rewarded for them. It may take awhile to learn the skill of archery to become good at it. Then with lots of hard work he will be GREAT at it.
That is my morning dose of motherhood. My boy did ask that I come eat lunch with him at school and of course I said yes. He then asked for McDonalds. How can I say no? McDonalds cures everything.
I do have something pretty to share. This card was demonstrated at the Stamposium. I used the lattice die cut and made a template using Thick Window Sheets. I then sponge daubed around the template using Soft Suede. I like the way it turned out. I used the Serene Snowflakes stamp set with Soft Suede ink and stamped over the template. That beautiful snowflake on the Designer paper is soft and fluffy and comes from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper. It's stunning designer paper.
I'm off to McDonalds and then to give my little boy a hug. Have a fabulous weekend!