Thursday, September 02, 2004

Student Council

Don't Give Up
Ricky's on Student Council for Carroll Freshman Campus. This is something he has wanted for so long - he's very social, loves to have fun, likes to make plans, and is interested in politics (usually expressed in political ranting). He tried in 6th, 7th and 8th grade and didn't make it. Finally! The first meeting was this morning and I can't wait to find out how it went. It sounds like a good group of kids and, as all parents know, peer groups are so critical for teenagers. So Student Council and Show Choir are two good activities for this son.

His twin, Ron, is struggling to find his place. He's interested in the baseball team, but I'm not sure he understands how competitive it is. Most of the high school players have been on travel teams and have devoted more effort to the sport. He is enjoying his martial arts class and has become obsessed with the Armed Forces. It started with 9/11 and then the coals were fanned after doing a report on D-Day last year. He has been watching a lot of WW2 programs, including the final segment of Band of Brothers last night. He plans to join the Army after high school, even talking about the program where he can take basic training between his junior and senior year. I'm not so sure this stubborn, authority-challenging son will do well in the Army, but it might be a good thing. I sure have mixed emotions - pride for his thought process and fear as a mother.

Three years ago, God gave me this verse for my sons:
{For I am} confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you
will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

So I continue to lift them in prayer, but with faith that God knows the desires of this mother's heart for her sons and will continue to work in these boys.

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