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  • Through My Lens | As You Grow With Time And Values During This Generation

    This blog is for you kiddo …

    I once read from a Priest that, “what one generation will tolerate, the next generation will accept”.

    When I was growing up, we surely didn’t have any social media and thank God for that but what is worse, is watching our children grow up in the middle of this social media and how it’s the mass corruption of our youth.

    With this being said, my sweet and innocent child will be moving to a new school and dynamics of the “wonderful” world of Junior High school will surely change. One of the most critical times in a childs life, I feel is the Junior High years.

    Their little bodies going through the change of life. It should come as no surprise to anyone that these years will be challenging.

    Remember your Junior High school years?? Aahhh

    I can say that I’ve been blessed to have a boy and don’t have to deal with raising a girl in the modern world we live in.

    I want my son to be respectful and caring to others. I want him to know that “Fifty Shades of Grey”, “Magic Mike” and any other sexual movies that are out there shouldn’t be taken lightly in his generation.

    (Side note: I will admit I have watched Magic Mike but I have never once watched Fifty Shades of Grey.)

    I want my son to know that this is not ok. This is not the type of  men I want my son to look up too heroically.

    I want him to know the value of himself and the value of a girl. (A good girl, not a girl that is ready to experiment or talk dirty in text messaging.) Those are not Gods values. I want him to know the difference between Gods values and man made values.

    I question myself daily as if I’m raising him in our Catholic faith correctly. I want him to know that hero’s aren’t coming from sitting in front of his Xbox or from the buddy sitting next to him in class making inappropriate gestures to the girl across the room.

    What I want him to remember is his elementary years. How much fun it was to be a simple kid with no worries and I want him to look back on this day and think about how good it felt to achieve so much at such a young age. I want him to learn from these values!

    I’m so proud of  you and all of your accomplishments. As we kiss the elementary years goodbye, I know you will always be that pier someone can look up too in your generation.

    And that’s a Godly value to be proud of!

    If you ever question yourself, look below at what you have done so far to value yourself

    • Social Studies Scholar – All A’s

    • Honor Roll All Five Years

    • CAI Most Skills Mastered in Math

    • STEM Club

    • Dad Look Alike Award

    • Honor Roll All Year

    • CAI Most Gain in Math

    • CAI Most Correct in Math

    • DES Student of the Year Nominee

    • Field Day Participant

    Son, you will remain a star!


    Here are five quick prayers for your children throughout the day that I love

    1. A short bedtime prayer to say with your child

    Hi, it’s me, just come to pray

    And thank you for a fun filled day!

    You’ve been with me, so I know you’ve seen

    All the great exciting things.

    But also when I’m sad or cross

    I know you love me, no matter what!

    So help me rest and go to sleep

    And feel the peace of your love for me.


    2.  Thank you for looking after our school. Thank you that you love each and every one of us here. Help us to learn, play and share together, so that the wonderful world you have made becomes more beautiful every day.

    3. Our Father, Hail Mary

    4. O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities

    [and especially __________], that they may be lively centers for

    sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom;

    and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find

    you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


    5. Prayer for students taking exams

    Father God,

    You know each of us by name,

    You walk besides us and guide our footsteps.

    You journey with us, and watch over us at each stage of our lives.

    I pray that you would steady the hearts and minds of these students.

    I know that you are rooting for them as they learn and study for exams.

    I trust you to keep them, and protect them from fear of failure,

    For they are all loved and blessed by you.

    You know them by name and call each one.



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