Friday, March 09, 2007

ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL

My son found himself in an unfortunate situation at school this week. It's not important what happened, what is very important is what happened AFTER what happened, happened. His class rallied around him with support the likes of which I've never seen. He was inundated witih gentle touch, how are you doings, offers to come over after school, friends wanting him to walk home with them, anything to cheer him up. Parents and kids called the house for days, e-mailed like crazy, offered their total support - they'd do anything they could to help.

My kids go to a Catholic school. Each week they have a kids' Mass, each class taking turns "doing" the Mass, something they all take pride in. They hear how to be a good neighbor, how to do unto others as they would have others do unto them, how to tell the truth when a lie would be easier, how to stick by a friend, even if it made it difficult for them. They "hear" it, we know that. But this week we learned just how well they are listening.

I've never been so proud to be a member of the human race than I was this week. A group of 9-10 year olds have it all going on. They are not confused. They are not conflicted. They have heard and they have listened. They are heros.

12 comments:

Nancy said...

Kids see right through the nonsense and directly to the human spirit. Blessings to you and Rojo.

Jerri said...

You've made me proud of these kids (and their parents and teachers), too.

Great story. Great writing. Straight from your heart to mine.

Congratulations on all of it.

Suzy said...

Rojo is MY hero and please tell him that,

Deb said...

Is this the same event that Jennifer wrote about? I've witnessed similar grace and love in my classroom, and while I'm so sorry you had to go through this, the gift of child wisdom is a rare and beautiful wonder. Thank you for the reminder. Love.

Dawn said...

:) when kids are good they are GREAT!!!! When they are bad God help us all!!! LOL

kario said...

Aww, what a heartwarmer! And what a powerful lesson for Rojo, too. It's so great to have some affirmations that what we're trying to teach our kids is actually working! Hugs to you all.

Michelle O'Neil said...

So great Carrie.

Love to Rojo.

Kim said...

I'm so sorry Rojo had to experience the tough part of this story, but so grateful that at least it has lead to such joy and kindness!

This just made my day this morning! Like Jerri said, it went right to my heart.

holly said...

Love to Rojo and his classmates! Love that boy.

Prema said...

Sorry that you all had to go through the painful part, but what a blessing that people really came through on the other end. Poor guy, though. I hope he feels loved by all.

Anonymous said...

I am still amazed at what our children did. They are like brothers and sisters who will protect each other until the end.

We are all here for you.

-- Sue

jennifer said...

This post gives me chills! Excellent...is it not wonderful to find yourself in the perfect place at the perfect time amidst all this perfect imperfection??