Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Student of the Week - Oliver

Oliver was Student of the Week last week and we got to eat with him on Wednesday during his lunch.

Oliver reminds me of Nacho in this picture.

He wanted us to bring him McDonalds and so I got some food for Ed and I as well. We saw Oliver sitting at the lunchtable waiting for us and so we sat down beside him. It wasn't too long after that when I saw a young girl sitting about three seats down from me, crying. I scooted over next to her and rubbed her back and asked her if someone was coming to eat lunch with her and she said, "No. My mom can't come." The school counselor came over to us and asked if she wanted to wait until next week to eat with her mom then. She said that her mom can't ever come. I offered her some of our food and so she scooted next to us and I introduced her to everyone at the table. She immediately perked up a bit and even smiled. I asked her what her name was and what grade she was in. She really liked Jaren and said that she had a baby brother at home who was 5 months old. We even let her hold him for a while after she was done eating.

This was taken with our camera. The one with Cambren in it was taken with the school camera. I'll have to get a copy of it.

After that we went into the hallway for our pictures to be taken. The counselor said that Cambren must have her picture taken with us! I was glad we could help her out. She was a sweet girl. Then a few days later I got such a nice Thank You card in the mail from the school's counselor. It was really nice.


HeidiAnn said...

You are such a good little mommy. Lucky ducky kids.

Krista said...

I am grateful for the spirit that we as members of the church have. Not that people of other faiths can't be nice too, but I think that with the knowledge we have, it is easier to recognize a situation that needs a " Christ like" love. Good for you for giving it to her.

G Lady! said...

What a sweet story.. Lucky Ollie.. I wish someone would bring me lunch and name me Mommy of the week!

Mike & Mandy said...

Congrats Ollie! I remember LOVING little things like this in school! It always felt so special! It makes it even more meaningful that you helped another child feel that way too!