Saturday, September 17, 2011


Sam had a karate test today. At the end of it, there were speeches:

And then he was awarded his new belt.

His new junior black belt

His teachers are proud, we're proud.  A junior blackbelt is quite an achievement, particularly for a 10-year-old.  It's been four years in the making, and Samuel's worked very hard for it.  Despite a few times that he thought about quitting (and many more times that he didn't want to go to class on a particular day), he stuck with it.  Sam approaches karate as he does so many things in life: with determination, focus, and tenacity.  You can see the self-satisfaction on his face here:

Howard and I decided that such a momentous occasion deserves parental recognition.  So, in addition to the take-out Chinese food that he gets tonight, we got him a lego set that he's wanted for a long time: the Death Star. 

He's in a bit of shock over that, too...but again, happy shock.  3803 might well take him more than a day or so to get this one done!

Who or what has made you proud lately?

1 comment:

  1. Very Happy For Samuel! Tell him I said congratulations on his very cool achievement - I think that's the bees knees!