Thursday, April 17, 2008

About A Boy

I ran into Jesse's teacher at the grocery store the other day. I had missed parent teacher conferences with sick kids, so I asked if he had a minute. He went on to tell me so many awesome things about this son of mine that they had to use a crowbar to get my head through the door on the way out. ;) Hey, when a teacher you really respect, one of the GOOD ONES, uses words like "Brilliant" and "Incredibly bright" about your child, it happens. He couldnt say enough good things about Jesse, his character, his personality, his intelligence, and his heart. He really LIKES him, and he tells me that the teaching team all feel the same way. He even told me that they will be starting a Gifted and Talented program next year, and that that came about, in part, because they wanted to be better able to suit the needs of my son and several of his who I am SURE is a genius. This other kid, Adam, is THE kid, smart, gregarious, very cute, athletic...he seems to have it all. Jesse often feels "dumb" around Adam. I think this G&T class will help him realise just HOW bright he is. It is surely an honor to be chosen for it, right? It warms my heart to hear from teachers that my middle child is a GREAT writer, a deep thinker. The boy will show up his momma someday, I have no doubt. People say I am a good writer. Wait till you meet my son. If I can only keep his head on straight through High School (and we have a HORRIBLE HS, it isnt OUR HS it is in the next town and we bus kids in) and keep him believing in himself, just maybe he will go on to do incredible things. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and he worries me, but God I love this boy.


Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

You sound so proud, momma! Deservingly so, too! WTG Jesse!

Stephanie said...

I am so proud of him and I am not even his mom! Jesse is a one-of-a-kind! I am most positive that with a mom like you he can do anything!