Wednesday, May 17, 2006

An Honor for Me and My Daughter Pumpkin Muffin

I have some very exciting news!

I got a phone call last night, that my dear sweet angel of a daughter entered our town's yearly Mother of the Year Essay contest... and....

I won!   Actually, Pumpkin Muffin won with her essay about me!

On June 1st, we go to a Mayor and Council meeting and the honor will be officially bestowed, with a plaque and her original essay for me, and a $50 savings bond for her!

Our picture will be in the local paper together and they will print her winning essay!

I have no idea what she wrote, except that my Hubby said she never even mentioned my RA or Lupus.  That is great, because I would hate to think we were chosen on a sympathy vote of any kind.

Oh yes, I forgot to mention on journal that there was another essay contest at her school.  The Spring Concert is next week and the kids from 2nd and 3rd grade had to write an essay about America.

Pumpkin Muffin's essay was 1 of 3 picked out of about 180 kids!

I cannot wait until the concert when she will be reading it for all the students and parents, kindergarten through 3rd grade!

Very exciting stuff here!  I am as proud as a mom can be!

Only 9 years old and already showing off her writing chops!  Yay!

Be well,

I will post more info after I receive the essay and award!




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klconard1 said...

Awwwww--- this is just terrific!  what a talented girl she must be!  Just like her mama!
loving you

mzgray0726 said...

That is great to have a family that loves, respect and care about you the way that they do.  That is definintely something to be grateful for when the lupus demons come out.  Tish.  Congratulations.

sdoscher458 said...

That's wonderful.  Kids can amaze us at times. What a sweet thing for her to do...Sandi

nightmaremom said...

Congrats!  That is good news... taking after mom, eh?  
Can't wait to hear about the essays.

tlgf1968 said...

YAY!! like mother like daughter!!  congrats to pumpkin muffin :)

lurkynat said...

Copngratulations to Muffin!
Iam thrilled Dawn!

eml625 said...

How exciting !!! Congrats !


redbird914 said...

For Pumpkin Muffin:  YOU GO GIRL ! ! !  

For Mom:  Buy her MORE MORE MORE journals ... keep that mind and pencil moving for that child.  Writing.  A wonderful gift!

xomywayox said...

Awee congrats to you and Pumpkin Muffin. And is the sweetest and one of the high honors as a mom. Please keep us posted. I'd love toread what she wrote about you.


sangrialel said...

That is so great!!!!  I am sure you are proud as all heck!  Congratulations to you and your daughter.  Linda

dawngepfer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!  That is awesome!  

hunybea4him said...

awwwwww how wonderful!!  be sure to share the Essays with us!  My children surprise me and make me proud everyday (almost lol)  My son won an award for his DARE Essay he had to write for DARE Graduation. (ya..i need to post that.. lol thanks for reminding me)

Just dropping in to say thank you for coming by my journal this week.  May you and your family be blessed and I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Much Love,

sazzylilsmartazz said...

I can't wait to hear what she wrote!

bhbner2him said...

Yyyaaaaeeeehhhh!  PUmpkin Muffin the next great writer!  How sweet that she loves her mommy and wanted to express it, doing such a good job that she won.  Wonderful memory for both of you!  ;o) - Barbara

bosoxblue6993w said...

kudos to PUMPKIN MUFFIN.    obviously she takes after her Mom