Sunday, October 23, 2011

What Makes Me Happy 24/10/2011

I am a very proud mum today... Nothing makes me more happy than seeing my kids happy... to see them achieve their goals and to see them rewarded for their efforts and determination and hard work.

Last Friday night was Jacks Sports Awards night for his last year of school. As Jack said himself, this is the best night of the whole year!
The obligatory goofy photo with his mates....
Don't they look swish in their suits?

We knew Jack was up for 3 awards - bronze award for Athletics, silver award for triple jump and Age Champion Award (which he managed to received all 5 years of high school). A lovely surprise was to see him recieve the Top 3 Sports Performer Award for year 12 as well.
But the best was yet to come.....

My Jack received this....

2011 Senior Sportsman of the Year Award!!!

Jack was thrilled to bits... this is something he hoped with all his heart he would receive, but never let himself think it could be on the cards...

The following day I took a photo of him in his Sports Captain uniform...with all his medals and trophies.

His name is now on that gorgeous shield ... pretty darn exciting!!!

However, he was even more touched with the wonderful gifts his Sports teachers gave to him after the ceremony. This shirt has been signed with messages from his fellow students, captains and teachers with the most inspiring and heartfelt words. A bag and hat with his beloved house mascot - the Blaine Dragon. And a fantastic framed photo of himself in mid flight, jumping at the Athletics carnival. His teacher has written a lovely message on the photo as well.

It was a magical night... full of inspiration, admiration, excitement and

happiness.

I'm so proud!

Happy Monday to you....

I hope you find something to make you happy today... and every day!!


24 comments:

retdairyqueen said...

Well done Jack
How exciting for your whole family

Roseanne said...

Well done Jack. I bet you was so proud of him look like you all had a great time together.

rozhearts said...

Hi Teresa, I can just imagine how extremely proud you must be of your son's achievements. What a special young man. How thoughtful of his teacher to have given him such wonderful momentos of his sports awards. WELL DONE.
(((HUGS))) Roz.

Christine said...

Congratulations well done......what a happy day.

Fiona said...

What a fantiastic effort - Well done jack - You have every right to be proud hun :)

Hugs - Fee X

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Contratulations to your Jack that is totally amazing....and of course to his Mummy and Daddy...

Scottish Nanna said...

Congratulations to your Jack you must all be over the Moon with joy.
Hugs Mary.xx

Fiona said...

Well done Jack.. and well done you... it's wonderful to see your children achieve but I'm sure even he will agree he needed your support and encouragement...
Hugz

Selina said...

Wow Teresa, that really is so awesome! You must just be bursting with pride, I'm surprised you could contain yourself until now! Well done Jack!

Tatkis said...

You should be sooo proud of Jack! He achieved great results!! Congratulations to all your family :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Mistea said...

wow - amazing - such a talented young man. Best night - sure looks like you all had one!
Congratulations.

Sunnybec said...

Well Done Jack! I can feel your Mum's pride from here!! What a fabulous achievement. Linda

Bev C said...

Congratulations Jack and to his Mum who drove him to those sporting events.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Dawn said...

How wonderful, Congratulations Jack...well done Mum and Dad too..

Husg Dawn x x x

Jantine said...

Woohoo! Well done for Jack. Of course you may be VERY proud!

Sheila said...

Congratulations to Jack , how exciting and how proud you must be , well done!

Lea said...

I'm dropping in to see your pincushion but I just had to comment on this post too. I got goosebumps reading your post. What a lovely achievement for your boy and such a thoughtful gift from the teachers as well, making it all the more special.

shez said...

Whow Jack you cleaned up at the awards,well done on your achievements,so good to see a young adult going after his dreams and achieving them. Teresa you have every right to be extremely proud of your wonderful son,what an outstanding young man you and hubby have reared and i feel there will be more exciting times ahead for Jack.oxo

Merilyn said...

What a wonderful outcome for your Jack after all the hard work he has put into his sport!!! A very well deserved award!! Indeed you must be extremely proud of his achievements, he looks pretty happy about it too LOL!!!!! Congratulations to you all, because no-one does these things alone, and parents' support and encouragement play a big role in their children's lives!!!!

Vicki said...

What fabulous news to share, Teresa. You should be - and I know you are - extremely proud of him. Fab photo in the suits, btw.

Wendy B said...

Oh Teresa, how special!!!! We had Nick's awards nights too....Sports was last week and he received an award for Soccer and this week was academic and he got a level 2 award, meaning 4 A's and 1 B+. I'm chuffed too! Hard to believe it's all over very very soon!!!! :(
sugary hugs always
Wendy :O) XXX

KAYLEE said...

WOW Teresa, how wonderful for Jack he must be so excited. No wonder you are so proud of him and his achievements. Do you think he will become a professional sports person? Cheers Kaylee

Joy said...

I don't know how I missed this post before!!
Oh wow, how terrific for Jack, I bet you're just bursting with pride, and rightly so. Fabulous achievement Jack, well done and huge congratulations to you.
Love n hugs
Joy :o)

Marilyn said...

Congratulations, Jack on all your achievements. It sounds like they were very well deserved too. And well done proud Mum and Dad. You deserve to feel every bit of that pride for what you have instilled into your lovely boys.