Feeling Proud, Standing Tall

posted by Sharon June 15, 2014 9 Comments
Michigan

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
                                                                    — Heather Small

Have you noticed that kids grow taller when they feel proud of something they’ve done?  This happened recently on a trip to Lake Michigan when we let the three grand-boys choose a toy. They each chose a sword (surprise, surprise) (with the blessing of their mom and dad, of course). So off we went in search of a lighthouse and trails, with each boy proudly brandishing a new sword.

With a sword, you can feel strong enough to fight off all manner of wildlife and any stray Indians that show up. Even the shortest boy can protect his grandpa. He can walk confidently through the woods.

Swords are good to have on the shores of the lake, too.

You can show off your muscles with a trusty sword at your side. You can tackle anything.

Thinking back on our time at the lake, I see that it isn’t the new swords that make the boys invincible. What gives these boys their strength is actually the love they have for each other. They help and protect without even being aware of it.

These young ones may feel proud to wave their new weapons today. That’s fun and all good. What will carry them through the years ahead, though, is the invisible band of love that connects and nurtures.

Linking up with a song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is “Proud” by Heather Small.

 

 

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9 Comments

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Tamar June 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

So cute! And so true, I see it with my students, when they accomplish tough material they grow a few inches in pride!

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Molly June 15, 2014 at 11:59 am

Great series of images… love the little warrior man

mollyxxx

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mamagdog June 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm

The Mighty Mac – what a beautiful sight.
Great insight to your boys and life.
Wonderful words.

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Grace June 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

How cute. Swordplay was always fun! But you’re right, love is always stronger 🙂

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kim June 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Love it! Every Knight in Shining Armor needs a sword!

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nicki June 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Swords are amazing – for little girls and boys. Fun, memorable photos.

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Adrienne June 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

This is a really fun collection of shots – beautiful scenery, fun time and proud young swordsmen! Love it!

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itsallaboutpurple June 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm

omgoodness, how cute!! Looks like a great spot for some family fun!!

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kathy June 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Stand tall…be proud. Fantastic. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography!

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