Saturday, September 27, 2008

karate belt.


Yesterday was A's first belt promotion in karate. Ohhhhh, he was excited. He has been counting down the days, the hours, the minutes. This is a kid who needs to know exactly what will happen, when it will happen, the order in which it will happen, and be comfortable that he understands every piece before something happens. So, since this was his first belt promotion he was a bit nervous. A is a spunky kid. When we arrived and checked in, all of the other kids were running, jumping, doing somersaults, cartwheels...A sat. Still. For over 15 minutes. Without moving. On the mat. Waiting.


They first did all of the forms together required at this level. A relaxed a lot, but was still very exacting and serious...with the worlds biggest smile, of course. At the end names were called and belts were presented and the kids went down the line of black belts to get handshakes and their certificate. He was so thrilled. And proud. Watching the emotions and excitement and focus and acknowledgement just makes my heart swell. What a sweet boy.


At the end he asked if he could have his photo taken with his karate instructor. I think this photo sums up how he feels about karate and this great teacher of his. Good job, little guy.

15 comments:

Sharon said...

CONGRATULATIONS A!!!

ladybug-zen said...

i love it. that last photo is so sweet.
congratulations A!!

Eluciq said...

A looks extremely happy and proud. I can just imagine how much your heart was singing...sweet...sweet...sweet!

Kitty Mommy said...

Way to go A!! Congrats!

Dawn said...

Yay for A! He looks so pleased, and so cute.

Lynch Family said...

Oh wow! Congratulations! Watching you child do what they love is about the most exhilarating the in the world! Kudoes to A AND you!

Lisa said...

He is beaming with pride! Makes me all teary-eyed!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

CONGRATULATIONS :)

Jen

Kat said...

Congratulations A! I'm looking forward to seeing your new moves!

-Katherine & Oliver!

Tara said...

Way to go A!!!
Rock on little karate dude!!

Tessa said...

That's fantastic! I love the look on a child's face when he's doing something he really loves. That last picture surely shows it.

Anet said...

Great Job A!

Angie said...

That is truly one of the cutest pictures I have ever seen:) What a great job! Congrats, A!

RunninL8 said...

Congrats to A!!!!! What a great picture!!!!

piscesgrrl said...

Love his facial expressions! How exciting for him!!