Saturday, November 22, 2008

Learning by example...

Today Isaiah and I took a short road trip to Mt Vernon Nazarene University. We had a great trip up thru the country, enjoying farmland and
beautiful homes on the way.
At MVNU we cheered for the Shepherd Naz Quiz team as they (both teams) earned 2nd place trophies. This was Isaiah's first teen quiz and he quickly caught on to the quizzing techniques, especially the scoring.

After a short detour (heading in the wrong direction) we stopped at Wendy's for a frosty and a coffee. (Guess which one I got..)

But, the best part of the day for me was observing the maturing of my grandson and the generous nature he is developing, I am sure, in part, from the example of his parents. After lunch in the cafeteria we stopped at the gift shop with our Quiz team. After a slow trip around the shop, Isaiah shopped for his family, ever so careful to get
the right gift for each one.
And he didn't get a thing for himself.

I was pretty pleased with him, but the best was yet to come.

On the way home he was counting his money and I noticed he had quite a few ones. I asked if I could buy ten from him for Papa's bus trips--no problem. And he threw a few quarters, no I didn't have to buy them. When I got home I gave them to Papa. The dear child had slipped in an extra one
and had given seven quarters.


Children learn what they live.

Kudos to the parents leading by example.

Kudos to Isisah for learning.

5 comments:

Jeff and Melissa Blair said...

He is definitely turning into a fantastic young man! Sounds like a great day for Grandma and Grandson.

Sam said...

Indeed. Thanks for sharing this story. I'll repeat it again, that kid is gonna do something big someday. What a guy.

jen said...

awww. that is such a wonderful story! and a wonderful young man!!

hennhouse said...

I agree with Sam. Through every hard day that he gives me, I can see a glimpse of greatness. He is an amazing child. And I am blessed to call him my son.

Anonymous said...

don't forget kudos to mama and papa for planting seeds so many years ago and for continuing to tend to those seeds. yours is a one of a kind family. what blessings.

susan