Friday, August 28, 2009

"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart!" ~Robert Ingersoll~



My Mom picked Salem up at school today, since I was working. I called to check in with him, sometime after 3:30p.m. this afternoon. I had already heard the news that he didn't win in the election, but hadn't talked to him since I had dropped him off at school this morning.
I asked him if he was o.k, and this is what he said, "Of course I am o.k.!, I'm not even upset, because at least I can say I won as President once while being at W.C.M.S. and I have 4 more years to try it again at the high school!" I paused, with a lump in my throat, and told him I loved him "muchly" and would see him after I got off work.
I sat at my desk feeling a "proud Mom moment"come across my heart, knowing that he actually understands good sportsmanship:) Because, it's not about winning, it's about how much fun you have while playing the game:)

7 comments:

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

Paula You have so much to be proud of. He is a very special young man. You have taught him well. Salem- you are a winner through and through.

P.B.M. said...

It's that kind or Spirit that makes someone a winner, even if they don't win the race.

We love you Salem

Brandie said...

Such a sweet boy...with such a sweet mother.

Dana said...

What a wonderful addition he will be to WCHS next year! Great attitude!

CROUCH said...

Wow! brought tears to my eyes while reading! Sounds like you have done a great job on parenting!!!

Debbie said...

Salem has good parents and role models...it is important for our children to have both.

The Trendy Spot Boutique said...

WOW! What a great kiddo you're raising... sounds like he learns some great lessons from his parents. ;) He is a great leader even without the title!