I hadn't planned on buying the vest.
With four of our kids in AWANA,
buying the books and paying the dues,
I figured we could save some money and do without the vests.
Until I saw Char's face last night at AWANA when he earned his first Sparky patch
for learning the first batch of memory verses.
Proud, excited, elated...and something he did all by himself.
He studied all on his own during his daily quiet/rest time.
And not in the shadow of his big brothers, which, being a younger sibling,
can all too easily happen.
So guess what I bought? Yep. The vest.
And I have a feeling I'll be sewing on a lot of patches!
Because he is one determined, passionate kid,
and that determination and passion will serve him well.
A friend recently said, "I just love that kid. He is passionate about everything he does."
And how excited was my little man, you ask?
Well, he wore his vest today while doing his chores...
and doing his schoolwork...
and at the dentist's office.
I think I have it off of him long enough to sew on the patch!
So proud of your hard work, Char!