Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Happy Mommy Moment

Well, I survived my daughter's Grade 7 graduation ceremony and even walked out with a bit (a bit being the operative word here) of eye liner still on LOL!

The two Grade 7 classes this year are an amazing group of students.  Lots of great athletes, musicians, intellectuals and service oriented individuals, as well as a very caring and motivated group of students.  I'm obviously biased in my comments, but when both teachers and the Principal mentioned the same thing numerous times you know they have made an impression.  In fact, due to the caliber of the graduating students this year, they had multiple recipients for various awards - a great problem to have :)

Needless to say,  I was crying happy tears when my daughter received one of the Citizenship awards.  She naturally loves to help others, was on the school Leadership Team which helped organize community outreach events including:  a book drive, warm clothing drive, Christmas hampers, and a breakfast cereal drive for our sister school which is in a low income area.  They even organized a drive for our local Food Bank.  In addition, she did peer tutoring, was a lunch monitor, helped serve Hot Lunch every week, and volunteered to do many things over the course of the school year.  The icing on the cake was the fact her Grade 4 teacher, who was one of her favorite teachers, presented her with the award (and mommy shed more tears LOL!).

Here are a few pictures of my "baby".



And now the "Bond Girl / Charlie's Angel" LOL!




Love her to bits!!!  Thanks for bearing with me and my proud mommy moment :)

14 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh Marisa...your daughter is absolutely lovely and I can see and read why you are so proud of her! It's funny, when I read what you write about her, I picture a kid...but I was wrong, she is a gorgeous young woman! She is beautiful and I can feel your love for both of your children through your commentary.
Those darn kids grow up so fast!!

Christina said...

What a lovely young woman your daughter is becoming. You must be incredibly proud of her! Congratulations on her award!

Vicki B. said...

Marisa, your daughter is a beautiful young women! So pretty!!! Hold on tight, they grow up so fast! :)

Katina said...

Oh Marisa, you have every reason to be proud of your beautiful and caring daughter! What a wonderful day you had and don't forget she is the result of wonderful parents! xxxx

Quilting with Jannette said...

You have every reason to be extremely proud of her - she sounds like an amazing young woman! I hope she continues to use her God-given gifts!

Pam Speidel said...

DITTO to what everyone has already said Marisa! Your daughter is beautiful...inside and out! :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Awww, she is so lovely! You should be a proud mama!!

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations, Marisa, and to your daughter as well!! You have so much to be proud of. Your daughter is such a caring and helpful young woman. You have done a fabulous job teaching her and setting good examples for her. Keep up the inspiring work!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, congrats to your daughter & to you for raising such a lovely daughter!!! Love the pics :)

Benzi said...

Thanks for sharing the pics, Marisa. She is so pretty and certainly not your 'baby' anymore. I know, she'll always be your baby.
I know you are sooooo proud of her.
Enjoy every moment..HS flies by.

ChristineCreations said...

She's lovely Marisa...and she looks a lot like you....and sounds a lot like you too with her giving heart :)

Nance said...

I almost cried reading your post! Congratulations, proud Mommy--sounds like you've got alot to be proud of! She is just as beautiful on the outside as her heart is on the inside! ((hugs))

Linda Callahan said...

Your daughter is lovely - you should be a proud mom! Congrats all around!

Sue Kohler said...

What an amazing daughter you have raised Marisa, you have deserve to be as proud as you are!! just by looking at the photo you can tell she is your daughter in looks, from what I am reading alot in personality too!!! big pat on the back for you! :)