If you’re a mama in Texas, you know it’s May when you feel like you’re at the school more than you are at work or at home. Right? Spring concerts, performances, field days, fundraisers, appreciation luncheons, awards presentations and sign ups for end of year parties. . . the flurry of frantic activity reminds you that summer is quickly approaching.
And there’s nothing you can do about it.
But there’s one activity that stops me in my tracks. It gets me every single time. It fills my eyes with tears and my heart with hope, that maybe in middle of the flood of activity, we’re still doing something right.
It’s the class awards ceremony.
For one hour, the parents gather and listen as the teacher calls each student up to the front. She doesn’t spend time pointing out that their grades are above average or their uniforms are perfectly pressed and tucked in nicely (eh-hum). …