Tuesday, February 24, 2009

tuesday tribute-paige

my tribute today is to my oldest daughter...paige.


she makes the teen years way easier than they should be!
i got a letter in the mail from the school recently telling me that paige has been selected as student of the month for the second time. second time?? i didn't know about the first time.


here's the convo:
me: "paige, what is student of the month"
p: "nothing important. something the teachers vote on. no big deal."
me: "did you know you know you were selected?"

p: "yep."
me: "that's it. yep?"
p: "i was picked as student of the week 5 times or something and this is my second time as student of the month. oh, i got this free frosty thing coupon and a free chick-fil-a nugget free coupon thingy. here, you should go and do that on your time out of the house."

seriously? a teenager who isn't self indulged and self-seeking? i'm sorry...what did we do right? what has the lord blessed us with?

i am thankful for paige's heart and passion for others.
i am thankful and blessed by the fact that paige doesn't get into other people's images of her.
i am thankful that my girlie knows how much i love a frosty and chick-fil-a and is wiling to give up her own winnings to think of me first...which i could never do...it's hers!!!
i am loving my girlie for standing up for what she believes in...for not letting other people define who she is.


i am paying tribute to a beautiful young woman who has already become more than i could have ever expected...and she's a great role model for her 3 younger sisters too. a lover of god. a servant. and my daughter...which is the best blessing of all.

Tuesday's Tribute
A Jay and Deb Production.

25 comments:

Pam said...

what a wonderful post! so glad that she is doing so well and has such a good heart! Just keep remembering that, on the rough days... you know, i know!

Carrie said...

You sure do have something to be proud of!! What a great girl!

I would NEVER give away a free Chik-fil-A coupon!! NEVAH!!! " )

southerninspiration said...

Awww, how precious she is!!

Suzanne

Brittany said...

what a blessing. sounds like someone is doing something right and God is going to use her in a big way:)

Melissa said...

How wonderful! You are truly blessed.

Tabitha in Bliss said...

That was truly beautiful!! Paige sounds like she truly Rocks!

Stesha said...

Dear Lord,
Please bless me too, because at one point we are going to have 6 kids entering their teenage years at the same time.

Awesome job mom!

BTW-Why don't you start with the pressing comb in the jar for Jada?


Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Abby said...

It's so wonderful to hear about good kids when you hear so much negative on TV! I knew there were others out there! I've got a 16 year old son that I daily thank the Lord for what a blessing he is!

Kel said...

She is an amazing young woman!
~K

angie said...

Please, please, please let my daughters be like her! :)

CntryMomma said...

This entry nearly made me cry 'cause I think often of how my girls will be as teenagers. :o)

LORI

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope I have a daughter like her!

Briony said...

wow what an amazing young lady! she is such a great example for her age group...good job mom!

Shel said...

Okay, now I need tissues! That is an awesome tribute to an outstanding teen! Congrats, D. . .you guys have done a stupendous job (w/a "little" help, of course!)!

Karen said...

what a beautiful post. I can only hope I do half as well.

Femin Susan said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings to you and your family……

Jen said...

will you please right down how you did this. I want to have a teenager just like her.

Michelle said...

what a beautiful tribute to your beautiful daughter! and congrats to her on student of the month x2 - it IS a big deal!

Young Momma said...

That was an awesome post! Sounds like you've raised a beautiful generous smart young lady!!! :)

Almost makes me want a girl.... until I remember what I was like.... lol!

Live.Love.Eat said...

You should be proud of yourself for raising her right!!!!

Megan said...

That is so awesome! You should totally be proud of her! =D

DysFUNctional Mom said...

As the parent of a 13 year old girl who is currently grounded FOR LIFE, I just have to say that yes, you are VERY blessed!

Karol said...

She sounds like an amazing young woman. You must be doing a fantastic job over there! :)

Lindsay said...

You just made me cry....praying that I have a humble girl like p when mine grows up. way to go mom & dad!

Keri said...

I'm thinking she's had a superb role model and grew up to be just like her momma! Such a gorgeous girl, inside and out!