Thursday, November 10, 2011

Awana/Gratitude Challenge

Last night was pajama night at Awana. Selena worked very hard all week as she had missed the week before due to illness. She had memorized 6 verses, and had to recite 18 (many the same) review verses. She would have earned 3 awards, but since we hadn’t done the official handbook work, I didn’t sign off on two of the sections. She was ever so thrilled when at the end of the evening she was handed her awards.


It is hard to see but she did earn the large Jumper patch for her second handbook, and her first lamb patch from her first handbook. I was very proud of her, that was a lot of work on her part.

I had to go into this evening with a chuckle though, because of the time change as we were eating dinner it was getting darker and darker outside. Selena insisted in fact she broke down in tears just positive that we were late for Awana, and that she was missing out on story time and game time. Poor thing, no matter how we tried to explain this to her and showed her the time on the clock, she just couldn’t get over the fact that since it was dark she was missing Awana.

When we got home Selena had quite a fit. They had made large pictures of themselves. She was so proud of her art work, that she couldn’t wait to get home and show Papa. Then she wanted it displayed over her mirror in the bedroom before she would go to bed.



Today on November 10, 2011 I truly am very happy for a wonderful Awana group. Though it is hard work, chasing 16 3 and 4 year olds around, I have to say I assist the best team ever when it comes to working together and providing a safe and fun environment for these children. The director is excellent, and is truly a blessing to suggest having Selena work out of two handbooks, and to take her time to take Selena to do her verses out of the second one. I am truly thankful that we found this group.

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  1. Awana is wonderful. I'm hoping to get the kids involved in one come January.

  2. This sounds like a great place - I am so happy that Selena is enjoying herself there.

  3. Yay, Selena! Awesome job memorizing those verses. I'm hoping to get my daughters involved in AWANA, too.