When my brother was 5, I hated going to his little league games because the parents would sit in the stands and boast about how their kid was better than everyone elseâ€™s. I’d cringe and try to ignore the stories about how Little Timmy is only three years old and already knows how to rebuild a transmission from a 1963 Chevy Nova. Stop talking about your son, Dianne!!!
Well, now Iâ€™m Dianne and Iâ€™m here to boast about my kids!
When I say â€œmy kids,â€ I donâ€™t mean kids that Iâ€™ve birthed from my own birth canalâ€” I mean the teenage kids in my youth group who I teach life and empowerment lessons to every week. These kids are absolutely amazing and Iâ€™m immensely proud of them because theyâ€™ve done some stellar things.
While theyâ€™re all amazing, I just want to highlight the recent accomplishments of a few of them. Three of them not only got into every single college that they applied to, but theyâ€™ve received merit scholarships from every single one. Then there was another who got one of the leading singing and acting roles in her high school musical. Then there was another who decided to randomly buy gift cards for everyone in the class. Then there was another who became a near-expert at operating studio production video cameras within a matter of weeks. While accomplishing all of these things (and more), the majority of them have either gotten honor-roll or high honor-roll and are incredibly respectful and ambitious.
Much to my momâ€™s chagrin, I havenâ€™t given her grandkids yet (with no plans of having kids anytime soon), but while Iâ€™m without an army of mini-Geremyâ€™s, Iâ€™ve got these amazing kids. Each of their parents do an amazing job to raise them and maximize their opportunities in life, and I’m happy that I’m able to witness their growth and root them on. We meet every Friday to talk about life-lessons, meet on Sunday mornings for breakfast, and we go on outings every few months. Over the next few months weâ€™re going horseback riding, doing a scavenger hunt, going to the movies, and going to an amusement park, and Iâ€™m looking forward to every single opportunity to be their biggest cheerleader.
Iâ€™m immensely proud of what theyâ€™ve done and what they will continue to accomplish!
TAKE THAT, DIANNE!! MY KIDS ARE BETTER THAN YOURS!