Henry goes to a school with over a thousand kids. Every month they have an all school assembly in which they focus on a theme for the month and one word. Before the assembly the principal asks the teachers to identify 5 kids from each grade - so 15 total - that represent that word.
This month the word is COMPASSION.
Henry was chosen as a child who represents that value often.
He was called up in front the whole school to be acknowledged.
In classic Henry fashion, he didn't think it was that big of a deal and when he got home he didn't tell me about it. It was only at night when I was putting him to bed that he remembered and told me. I may have cried. I may have told him that I am not sure I have ever been so proud. Those are the things I hope for my children -- that they are kind and considerate - that they are good human beings. Grades, sports, all the rest of it is nice..but the quality of their character is what I am concerned with. I am so proud of him and so honored to be his mama. I learn from him daily about how to be a good person and it sounds like others do as well.