All my Handsome men

All my Handsome men
kids fishing weekend 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

One Special Kid

I have four wonderfully smart and kind boys....but today i want to talk (brag) about my oldest son, Travis. Travis is 14 (almost 15) and showes us all the time that he is a very kind hearted boy. The other day I got a call from his GTT (gateway to technology) teacher. She called me and said...."Mrs. Rummerfield? " I said "yes" and she then said "this is Travis' GTT teacher" of course my first thought was oh no what happened now. (my son is very outspoken and gets in trouble for it often ) she said "I just wanted to call you and brag on your WONDERFUL son..." here is why..."in my class we have two young ladies that are special needs girls. No one really ever wants to sit with them much less help them because of how other kids will make fun of them. Your son doesn't care what other say about him. From the beginning he volunteered to share a table with these two girls and has been nothing but kind to them. Everyday he helps them with their work and before they turn in an assignment he will check their work and make sure it is correct. If it isn't correct he will sit down with them and show them what they did wrong and what they have to do to correct the problem. Today after being gone sick for 3 days he came in and we had a little problem.... both girls wanted to be partners, something I try not to do since it is more difficult to teach with them together. Travis said it was fine he would work with them so she could teach the class. He worked with them and showed them what they were suppose to be doing and how to do it the whole time being so patient and kind to both girls. He never judges them or makes them feel like they are less of a person because of their disabilities. I just wanted to let you know you have a remarkable son and he is number 1 in my book." It was so nice to get a nice phone call from a teacher ( that is not always the case) and it is nice to know that my son seems to have a very kind heart and a great attitude towards the world and what is important and what isn't. I am soooooooo proud of him and how grown up he is. He makes me smile everyday and I am so blessed to have him as my son, my first born. He will be setting such wonderful examples for his brothers and I hope they follow in his footsteps.


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What an awesome kid! You are so lucky.

AliceKay said...

I can understand why you would be so proud of him. He sounds like a remarkable young man. :)

tmarie said...

'bout made me cry! He is a lot like you Julie. You always wanted to help those in need - even to the detriment of yourself sometimes. I remember mom saying one time that she was proud of you for always wanting to help the underdog, yet she still worried about you getting hurt in some way etc... Travis may be ornery most of the time, but we all know that deep down he is a GREAT kid! (oh, excuse me. I mean teenager!)

Deanna said...

How in holy name did I missd this post? I teared up again when I read it. I will have to do a post, linking to yours.

I told him this weekend how proud I am of him and he just shrugged and said, "Colin does the same thing, so you have to be proud of him too". Love him so much.


jewelzmomof4 said...

Thank you all I do have such a wonderful young man on my hands. Tessa and Mom I almost cried when i got the call lol. Mom...when I told him how proud of him i was Collin was at the house and travis told me the same thing "collin does it to so I should be proud of him to" I gave Collin a hug also and told him how proud of him i was for being such a great kid. The boys are two peas in a pod and I am so glad they found each other and have become such wonderful friends.

That corgi :) said...

came over from your mom's blog!! I am so glad she highlighted this so we could read about Travis. What an AWESOME young man you are raising!! To have that compassion at his age, regardless of how others might perceive him, is just amazing in this day and age!! As a mother of a special ed child (now 25, out of school); it would have done my heart good for her to have had some Travis' in her school years!!

WTG Travis for your kindness!!


Funny in My Mind said...

Wonderful post! Brag all you can about your special son- he totally deserves it.

Toriz said...

I don't know how I missed reading this post before, but after it was mentioned on your Mom's blog I came and checked your blog to see what I'd missed reading... I'm glad I did.

You have a fantastic lad there! And how nice it must have been to get a good news phone call from a school instead of a bad news phone call from a school!

Keep up the good work with those boys of yours... Sounds like you're raising wonderful, kind young men!

Intense Guy said...

:) Nice to see such "goodness" in the world... it needs every bright light it can get.

Travis has my vote for President (if he wants the job).