I’ve been meaning to write this post since the parent/teacher conferences earlier this school year. The girls both got rave reviews.
Solana’s teachers had wonderful things to say about her integrity, selflessness and work ethic. And when the teacher asked her about something special that Sol had done that made her feel good, she responded with a story about a time in Gifted and Talented (GT) in which they had to break up into groups and one of her friends was going to be stuck in a group that was considered the “outsider” group. Sol said her friend started crying because she didn’t want to be with this group of strange kids that no one really talked to. When Sol saw how sad her friend was, she left the “cool” group she was in to allow her friend to have that spot and she took the spot in the less popular group. She told me she felt really good about what she did and that she ended up making new friends in the process. I couldn’t have been more proud at the selfless act of kindness Solana exhibited that day. She always makes me want to be a better person.
Sienna also got rave reviews this year. The biggest compliment she got from her teacher was that every time an assignment was given, before Sienna would begin tackling it, she would walk over to Woods, a boy with special needs, to make sure he understood the task and even go as far as to get him started. I was so happy to hear that my baby girl was taking care of others who couldn’t take care of themselves.
In each of these instances, I believe the girls showed their true spirits and their inherent ability to lead. I have no doubt we are raising extraordinary girls who will continue to love, care and give to others, leaving this world a little better than how they found it.