I got a phone call today from Mana's teacher. She told me there is going to be an awards ceremony at his school on Friday and Mana is receiving an award for most improved. Im so proud of Mana. He has had a hard time with certain areas of learning and he works really hard to try to compensate. He doesn't know about the award yet and I won't tell him because I think it would be a great surprise. Mana has an excellent teacher who is so proactive in all of the students education. If one way of doing things isn't working out for her students she finds another way to help the students learn. She really is fantastic and I just love her. We've been blessed to have her and I know it. I have prayed for help and guidance in trying to help Mana with his difficulties and my prayers were answered with this wonderful teacher. Moving on hahaha.
Mana had a great experience tonight. Ok first off. Mana is in scouts. It is his responsibility to keep up with his uniform. I add patches and iron his shirt, but he has to hang up his shirt, neckerchief, hat and keep track of his slide.
Well tonight in his excitement about getting to church a few minutes early (that means he gets to play basketball before scouts starts) he took off running to the church and his slide fell off. Now, the slide is not very big and it was very dark outside. We used the few early minutes we had to look for the slide. We looked and looked and couldnt find it. Mana went to scouts and Victoria and I waited around for him. When Mana was done we went back outside to look some more. I know its stupid but I wanted to at least try before just giving up. Mana then said. "Mamma when we get home Im just going to pray that I can find my slide" I told him that was a great idea. We then walked to the truck. Mana shouted out "Mamma, mamma I found it!" He got into the truck and showed me his slide. He said he said a prayer and he found it. I told him now he knows that heavenly father answers our prayers no matter how simple or small me may think they are. I just loved the fact that I was allowed to be there at that moment.
I truly believe it is the small and quiet moments in our childrens lives that the Holy Ghost testifies of the truthfulness of the Gospel.
Oh and on a bit of a sad note. Victoria had another issue tonight with children calling her chocolate. She now understands that being called chocolate is not ok. She told the girl she wasn't chocolate she is brown. My poor sweet girl. I have noticed that she is now distancing herself from those who have mistreated her. If I ask her why she won't play with so and so she simply says they weren't nice to me and I don't want to play with them. That's enough for me because really it takes a lot for Victoria to not want to play with anyone. She also misses her daddy so much and it's very sad at times because she will break down and cry and just say she misses her dad. We draw pictures for daddy and we talk about him and all the things we will do when he comes home. We also look at pictures and she talks to her dad which always puts a big smile on her face. She is better now but she did say she didn't have a good night tonight.
That's about all for now. I do have a question for you guys that read this. Can you share with me a healthy snack or dish you make at home? Im looking to change up my meal routine. Thanks.