Friday, December 14, 2012

Perseverance and Commitment




Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not.
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Education alone will not.
The world is full of educated derelicts.

Perseverance and commitment alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge                                


The envelope above contained a card with these insightful words as part of the Reuben F Scarf Award for Commitment. Master J's school had their presentation evening earlier this week and to his surprise and ours, he came home with multiple awards, including the one above, several academic awards and also a leadership role for next year. 

To keep this in perspective, Master J (17) attends a very small K-12 (children aged 5 to 18 years) caring Christian school - there are only nine students in his Year 11 class. He has been encouraged and inspired during this his first year at school (we are a homeschooling family). We are very grateful to have access to this school and also very proud that Master J is making the most of this opportunity.





25 comments:

Rosemary said...

Master J has the look of a young man who has perseverance and commitment. Well done to him, and may his future continue along that same road.

Giga said...

Osiągnięcia dzieci w nauce zawsze ciszą Rodziców, a ponadto gratulacje dla Syna. Pozdrawiam.
Academic achievement of children parents always quiet, and congratulations to the Son. Yours.

Beth said...

Congratulations to Master J.

Sylvia K said...

This is terrific!! Congratulations to Master J! Congratulations to all of you!

Michelle said...

Congrats to Master J!!!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Sending big congratulations all the way from Louisiana!! Master J is a very handsome young man as well.

Deanne Langford said...

Congratulations to Master J!
I see our lovely Pastor presented one of the awards!

Deanna said...

Congrats to Master J...that is wonderful!!

Barb Brookbank said...

Many congratulations to Master J!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations to Master J! I have seen something about perseverance a few times today... a message perhaps?! :)

Barbara Shallue said...

Congratulations to him and to you! You obviously taught him well!

Joyful said...

What a handsome young man. I am sure you are so proud of your boy. Congratulations to Master J and good for him for making the most of his opportunities.

geanina said...

beautiful!congratulations....:)

Cinzia said...

Congratulations!!! Have a nice day!
Cinzia

Seeing Each Day said...

Oh wow Karen, the Reuben F Scarf ward - can you please pass on my congratulations. And then can you tell master j to pass on a further congratulations to his mother and father for their love and role model messages they've instilled in him. That's wonderful and an equally wonderful compliment. You must have been so proud , as in butterflies on the inside, proud.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Congratulations to Master J.
All your children are so wonderful.
You (and your husband) can be proud of them!
Greetings from Switzerland
Angela

Rosemary said...

Powerful words; perseverance and commitment are lit by passion. Congratulations to your son in his new school.

Linda R said...

That is awesome. Congrats to your son.. He is such a handsome boy.

Hugs~

Dave said...

Well done to Master J Karen. His success is also a big credit to you and your whole family. I think in the wonderful quote you have related that love has to fit in there somewhere as that is what gives us the confidence to do well - Dave

flowersandhome said...

Congratulations Master J!

You must be so proud of him.
He looks like a person who has perseverance and could take a leadership role upon his shoulders. I wish him another year full off challenges to take on and learn from.
Bye,
Marian

Ash said...

Congratulations!! Both to you and your son. You did well as a mother to raise such a brilliant boy. He has that look :)

joy said...

He is very sweet young man and congratulation:)
You have the reason to be proud:)

Liz said...

Wow!! Congratulations to Master J. Clearly you have been excellent role models and instilled the necessary characteristics for success in life.

Ocean Soul said...

Kudos to Master J!!! And I love that Calvin Coolidge quote...perseverance and commitment! Well Done!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Congratulations.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...