This is an opportunity for us to reward the children for their hard work, memorizing scripture all year. And to recognize the leaders who spend all their time all year working with the children, teaching them God's truths!
Here is Will, receiving the Excellence Award from the Awana Commander.
This award is earned when three books have been completed in the T&T club.
Will is the only child I have in Awana now. It's kind of sad... The other two are in our church youth group on Wednesday nights. They have all grown up in the Awana program at our church. I think it is an excellent scripture memorization program. By the time they finish Awana they have memorized so much scripture and have learned so many of God's truths!
This is the T&T Club, 3rd - 6th graders
My foot was feeling so much better that I decided to go the ceremony. I just kind of walked around on my tip toes on my left foot. Surprisingly, I didn't have as much pain as the doctor told me I could expect! Therefore, I kind of walked around on it a good bit yesterday afternoon, and this morning.
But by mid-morning, I noticed my foot was bleeding through the bandage. I called the doctor's office and talked to the nurse. She talked to the doctor and then told me that whether my foot felt great or not, I need to try to stay off it as much as possible for the next few days.
So, it is back to the recliner for me...sigh. I didn't get to go to my daughter's softball game tonight. I won't get to take my kids to the "Farm/City Day" tomorrow. Our church deacons and their wives are hosting a dinner meet and greet for a prospective youth minister tomorrow night, that my husband and I are supposed to go to.
On a good note, my 11-year old son made homemade chicken noodle soup for our supper tonight while my husband and daughter were at her game. From the recliner where I was sitting with my foot propped up, I called out each step of the directions to him, and he followed them splendidly! The soup was delicious, and I was so proud of him!
Well, I know this won't last long and I'll be up and around again in no time. Until then, I've got lots of home school catalogs to pore over, pondering next year's curriculum choices.