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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday - two more belts!!!!!!!!!!!

For those who have followed my blog for awhile - you know my grandson is in Choi Kwang Do. He just received his brown belt and has only two to go! He's earned 19 belts so far!!!!!! Whoo Hoo!

At the end of the exam - the judges are at the table - the one on the right talked to them. He said see how small the testing class is? Only 2 out of every white belt that starts will end a black belt.

Here is my grandson receiving his brown belt - he passed!

Grandson and his dad.

Look how happy he was!

Now the thought for the day -

If I have learned one thing in this life, it is that God will not tie my shoes without me.
- Doug Boyd

God is not going to hand the Grandson his belts - yet we pray for him each time - but we pray and hope for the courage and the will power and the drive to hopefully get him there. No I don't think he could have gone this far without God - they helped each other.

Same way for this physical therapy I am in - whew.

Anyway - pray and ask God for help and be a team player - others will help too if you ask... you are never alone.



Joycee said...

Good for him! This represents hard work, determination and encouagement from parents and grandparents who wanted him to achieve his goals. I'm telling you, they do need the village to give them the stepping stones for life. Pray, pray, pray and hug, hug, hug!

Sandra said...

this is a wonderful accomplishment for him at his tender young age. congrats to him. i love that quote, want to try and remember it

Joyce said...

Congrats to your grand on his new belt. He looks so happy in the photos. So nice for the kids to have a sport that they enjoy so much. Now the teacher in the last photo is so handsome I think perhaps the blog gals need to take some classes:-)

Thisisme. said...

He looks so happy! Didn't he do well, that little grandson of yours. Lovely thought for the day too, and so true.

DeanO said...

This is very exciting. I believe the Martial Arts are such a wonderful practice...for young and old, all ages can participate. This is young for a brown belt and quite an excellent achievement. Thanks for sharing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

WoooHoooo! :-) Gongrats to the GS!


Sheila :-)

Terry said...

Howdy Sandie
Oh wow way to go Grandson !
I am so happy for you all what a sweet family moment :)
I needed your quote today.
Life has been beyond my endurance yet here I am ,yes Sometimes God will carry me in spite of myself and at other times God will lovingly wait until I realize God is simply waiting on me .
What a wonderful God we serve .
Thank you for bringing love,laughter,and a good dose of common sense to me this week.
Blessings to you dear lady !
Hugs coming your way.
Until next time
Happy Trails

Mevely317 said...

Wooooo-hoo, Andy ... and high 5's all around (Disco, too!).

Home In The Hollow said...

You, my friend, will never be alone! And that is apparent through what you've accomplished in your life...:)JP

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so proud of GS!! Good for him. This is such a great thing for him to be able to focus and accomplish. Yes it takes God's help in all we do. You too Sandie, congrats on your great work at PT!! hugs, Linda

Stella said...

So happy for your Grandson and I know you are so very proud of him Love Max we have used two of his books in our bible study group. Hope all is going well with your therapy and you are walking better. I will keep praying for your fast recovery. Stella

Buttercup said...

Hooray! What a nice achievement and what a great feeling to see the fruit of his efforts. He looks so happy!

Doris Sturm said...

Good morning! That's fantastic about your Andy making such great progress! I bet you're a proud grandma! That's wonderful - I hope he gets the black belt too...

Yes, indeed, God will help if we ask, but we have to do the work!

Hope your therapy will be less and less painful. Wishing you nothing but the very best!

Have a nice weekend,
Doris and Gizzy :-)
It's warm and sunny today!

The Boston Lady said...

His smile says it all. What an accomplishment for such a young man! Congrats. Ann

Doris Sturm said...

Sandie, you won my January Giveaway (finally) and I'm sending you an e-mail now with the link for you to chose your prize!


Linda O'Connell said...

The pride on your grandson's face must equal the pride in your heart. Congratulations to him.

Angela said...

Congratulations Andy! You Rock Boy!


Nezzy said...

Woohoo!!! Your little handsome dude has accomplished much. Go ahead sweetie and pop those proud grandma buttons!!!

His face say it all!!!

God bless and enjoy your weekend!!!

Crystal Mary said...

How thrilling for him Sandie, You can see the absolute jou in his lovely face. Great to see Father and Son together.. Ask your habby to pray a blessing over your son and your son to place his hands on his son and pray a blessing over him. They should speak whatever words God gives them to say...
Still haven't seen the Doc, my appointment is on the 1st Feb. Echo results came back okay. Have valve leakage which they are not comcerned over. The hauler results are not back yet.
Love ya. xxx

Knitty said...

That smile said it all! Congratulations to him and thank you for the reminder about prayer.

Whosyergurl said...

I am SO PROUD of your grandson! Look at the smile on his face! YAY, Yay and yay!
XO, Cheryl

ClassyChassy said...

Very nice post, Sandie - your gs has worked hard for his achievements! He should be very proud of himself, as you are of him too!

That corgi :) said...

WTG to grandson!! so close and he will make it!! I bet he and you all will be so excited when he completes that last belt!! You can see his enthusiasm come through in his smile! I like to think God gave him the strength, endurance and patience to get this far and God is walking alongside him as he finishes up those other two belts. Just like God is walking alongside you in your physical therapy, giving you endurance and strength and comfort as you continue to endure it in your healing process.


Susan said...

Way to go, Andy! Now that is quite an accomplishment! Bet you are a proud Grandma, too, Sandie! Great news and photos! Susan

Sharon Kirby said...

Good job!!! Boy, is he happy or what? Look at that wonderful grin!

It's a good thing when kids learn the lesson of patience, discipline, and perseverance. These are good lessons to learn in our walk with God, too.

Prayer and hard work - sounds like a winning formula to me!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Could that smile be any bigger???
He sure is the spitting image of his dad, isn't he.
Congrats to you all. He's learning so much more in these lessons.
Hang in there during the gruesome PT.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I am so proud of Andy, but I knew he would make it all the way...just 2 more to go, No, God will not do it for him, but with paryer and determination he will guide him through.
I know you are proud of him.

Melanie said...

Congratulations, Andy!!! You're working so hard! We're very proud of you!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Awesome!!! That is wonderful news, Sandie. I know you are so proud of him.

And, yea for you and your hard work in therapy!!

Hugs ~ Tanna

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hooray for your little guy and hang in there with the PT.