Abby’s Character Win
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
You ever been so proud of your kids that you could hardly keep it to yourself?! (As a young man, I never imagined I'd ever say things like that!)
Last weekend, Abby scored a 24/25 at her "Bible Drill" up in St. Charles. I didn't get to go because I was coaching JoJo's soccer game. Here's how it went:
At the contest... questions were asked, and whoever among the kids knew the answer would step forward, and one would actually give the answer. Well, on one question, Abby stepped forward and then realized her answer was just slightly off. So she stepped back into the line. It seems she could have maybe just held her place since 5 other kids had stepped forward, and the judge would've only picked one of 'em.
Abby, in usual fine form, admitted her minor error, and stepped backwards, instead of just letting someone else get picked. I told her later that I couldn't possibly be more proud of her. To which my perfectionist daughter replied, "But Dad, I missed one!"
I answered, "Sweetie, I'm certainly proud of you for your hard work, effort, and excellence, but I think I'm more proud of you for your awesome character in how you handled that one that you missed. That, my dear, is MOST excellent!"
I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. 1 Chronicles 29:17a