Dennis…my charmer. My gentleman. Always smiling. Will give me the bestest compliments, and my best prayer warrior.
Dennis…the busy kid. The one least likely to obey the rules. Temptation comes easy for him.
At 9-years-old and he’s barely getting through first grade work. Why? Because the schools in Texas gave up on him a couple of years ago. They had put him in the resource room, and he said they always just played games. No school work.
How can the schools give up on a kid at 6- or 7-years-old? Blows my mind.
He didn’t know the Alphabet song. Didn’t recognize letters or numbers let alone write them. He could, just barely, write his name. This was at 8 1/2 years old.
He has come a long way this past 15 months or so. Academically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m very proud of him.
His integrity still stinks though. He’s one of those that, “Mom is not here, what can I do or get into that she won’t know” type of kid. I have a hard time trusting him out of sight. When I leave the family room, he sits on the couch until I get back.
Tomato staked to me (along with a couple of others).
But he will learn. I won’t give up on him ever. Neither will God.
I have high hopes for this kid. He is bright. He is intelligent. He can go far if he’ll just allow himself to resist all the temptations life has to offer. To use his integrity at all times and not waiver.
A work in progress, but we’ve made so many uphill gains, I know the climb will continue for a long while but we will get to the top.
Dennis…..he gives the best hugs and gives me and Dave a bedtime blessing every night.
Love this kid!