Last week Elizabeth won her fourth grade spelling bee, earning herself a spot in the larger competition against all the other fourth- and fifth-grade classroom winners, and a chance at the big HUSD Spelling Bee down in Hemet.
I was proud of how well she did in the spelling bee today, but I was even prouder of the way she spontaneously and very graciously congratulated the 1st place winner as he received his prizes. No one told her she should do that, she just knew it was the graceful thing to do. My heart swells to see what a poised and kind person she’s growing up to be. As far as I’m concerned that’s worth more than a houseful of trophies.
And in two and a half weeks — we’re off to Hemet for the District spelling bee! It’s pretty exciting. :^)