Thursday, September 18, 2008

Proud Momma

I went to school yesterday to eat lunch with Luke. His substitute teacher (his teacher is out on maternity leave for 2 months) came up and asked if I was Luke's mom... That's always a scary question!!! Anyway, I said yes. And she went on to tell me what a great kid he was, a great student, hard worker, good reader, etc! And I said thank you SO much, I don't get many compliments on Luke! And she said, "On Luke?!! He's wonderful!!" I said, well doesn't he have too much energy, and she said, "Luke?!" AHH! Music to my ears!

To make a long story short, our oldest Andrew decided this summer at one of our camps, that like the speaker said, he was NOT to young to change the world. So he decided on his own he'd raise $2,800 to support this village in India. Lo and behold, in less than two months.. due to the kindness of many people, he indeed raised the money. He is waiting anxiously to get news and pictures of his well.

On this website you'll see his picture, if you scroll down a little bit. You can also watch a video and read more about what his money went too, if you are interested! He decided it was awfully easy to raise $2,800 and wants to do it again ASAP!

For the moment I'm a PROUD MOMMA! :)


Marion said...

Tell your DS "Way to go!!" What an awesome thing for a boy his age to do!!

I love the photo with your other son in the background!

Take care

staci said...

Wow, that's awesome! You should be incredibly proud, and so should your son! Imagine the world if we were all a little more like him!!!

Kathy A. said...

Give yourself a huge pat on the back for a JOB WELL DONE!!!!
Congrats to you both

Rachel said...

That is really great about him raising that money. Maybe he will have a lifelong love of helping with wells. Dirty water is one of the biggest killer of kids in third world countries.