Thursday, August 16, 2012

End of Summer Vacation: A Letter To Jubal


 Jubal,

I am so proud of you and love you so much that I would die for you ( that as we used to tell each other is "bigger than the whole world").   Sure, you have a stubborn streak,  probably a double streak because your mom and I both have that, but learning to control it is key. And that is something we are learning together.

Second grade was a big year for you.  You learned a lot of things and grew a lot.  You learned about people and different backgrounds, and how sometime people don't always treat others with respect.  It was really tough at times and you pulled through.   Always remember the people who surrounded you and helped you get through.  Your teacher, asst teacher, principle, the classmates who stuck up for you, your parents.  We want to see you succeed,  to become the best person that you can be,  so that you can give back what you have learned.




And now, here you go again.  3rd grade.  You are going to rock it this year.  And if you don't get the Mighty Oak award,  don't sweat it,  in my mind that award pales compared to what you deserve for being  awesome.  


As tears mixed with sadness and joy stream down my face I think about the coming school year and look forward to guiding you and helping you grow,  letting you make mistakes and being there to help you up,  and watching you do it on your own. 

So, go out there, get on that school bus and make the most of every opportunity,  and use your silly, happy, goofy,  intense, passionate personality to change the world!!

You are the Bomb!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go Stephen! I know this is about your son, but you are being the dad that all boys need in order to grow up strong. God bless you and your family!
Jenn Moore

Jessica Jaindl said...

This is a really sweet post... I met your son (and hot wife) at Kevin and Natalie Hessler's daughter's birthday party... He was a riot! He put some serious muscle into getting that pinata down (he crushed it, I had to cheer him on) but he also stopped to help Cora with her presents, even helped explain the gifts and who they were from. It was very, very refreshing to see... I have worked with kids, and they can be rather unkind and selfish! Your son is the complete opposite, from what I saw in the couple of hours I spent with him. He put a smile on both mine and Ian's faces! The mohawk rocks, by the way. His idea or yours?