"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace
that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding." Ephesians 1:7-8

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Art Show

Luke and Ethan have participated in a home school art class this year. Today was our final class and a celebration of the hard work of all the students. Their teacher, Mrs. Prior, put together a fabulous presentation ceremony.
Mrs. Prior set up a gallery of each students best work in the classroom. 

During the awards presentation, she called up each student individually and presented them with a trophy for an individual strength throughout the year in art class. I was really impressed with Mrs. Prior's passion, awareness and understanding of each student.  
Listening and watching Ethan receive his award was more then my little tear ducts could bear! 
Oh my!
(He was also proudly wearing the ribbon he earned at CBS for reciting his Bible verses. 
He's worn it just about every day since receiving it last Wednesday.) 

Mrs. Prior gave Luke a chance to explain the art work he received an award for. I was so surprised by his public speaking! What a wonderful opportunity for him and for me. This was pretty shocking for my shy guy. Again, I had to bite my lip to keep myself from blubbering. 

As a homeschooling mom, I don't have many opportunities to hear positive feedback on the boys strengths. I'm usually their only evaluator. To sit and listen to this feedback was truly a gift from God. What a wonderful experience! I'm thankful for Mrs. Prior and so proud of ALL the students. 


  1. Congratulations to your boys and you, Jill! Love hearing about all your accomplishments, lessons learned and crafty ideas - all glorifying God! Hope you are enjoying have your parents close by!

  2. Jill, thanks for the nice comments in this post - and also back then at the art show too!

    I just discovered your blog (w/ a link from the adoption email) and this is such a nice blog! Love those handstand pictures - and well, I hope that many are blessed by the nice variety of posts that can be found here! See you at art class! ~Mrs. Prior