Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shades of the Man He Will Be





On Monday, when the testing list was posted, his name was missing. Too many absences. He went home and cried and contemplated quitting. Then, on Wednesday, he grew up a little and asked for a meeting with Sensei. They talked about asthma, about how much testing meant, about his skill level. When the meeting was over, his name was on the testing list.


On Saturday, the orange belt was exchanged for a green belt.



And never was a color belt more precious to this boy.




19 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

What a great accomplishment! He is destined to be an attorney, right? Congrats to the Green Belt Boy!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

Congrats!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is great. I love how they can learn lessons SO quickly...you are right...this shows the man he will be.

mom x 2 said...

Yea!! Congrats on the Green Belt! Now it's onto Blue right?

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

That is fantastic Caution! I can see how proud he is and I know you are too!

My Little T goes Tuesday to test for his yellow. He's a nervous wreck!

Betty said...

I´m so happy for him! That was really brave of him. Congratulations!

jojo said...

that's a heart-tugger for sure...Congratulations!!

ladyfi said...

Great post. And how brave of him to talk to Sensei - who seems like a very understanding person.

Ellisa said...

awesome! What a great lesson learned.

Ellisa said...

by the way...http://ellisanotsosimple.blogspot.com/2009/07/awarded.html I gave you an "award"...I'd hate for you to miss out on your greatest accomplishment ever...well, ok. So that hour maybe.

Mental P Mama said...

Awwww. That is wonderful! Well done!

Mary Ellen said...

What an amazing young man - congratulations to him, and to you!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

WAY TO GO!~~~~~~~~~~ what an awesome young man you have there!

Reddirt Woman said...

Well done! The green belt will look good on your young man.

Helen

Lucy and Ethel said...

Congratulations on that new belt!

Lucy

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What a great achievement.

Evansmom said...

This is a great story. I bet it will be re-told time and time again in the future. Bravo to the green belt!

Mrs4444 said...

That is SO cool. I'm happy for him in more ways than one.

Jeannelle said...

Congratulations to your son on his accomplishment! I know nothing about martial arts, but the video was precious.