In conversations with Samuel for the last couple of weeks, the main topic has been the incredible amount of work he has to get done, numerous tests that require hours of study, novels to read, and busy work to take care of. All the while, he's working a good 20 - 30 hours a week at The Gap. I sense fatigue and frustration in his voice and understand that sleepless nights spent trying to keep up, much less stay ahead, factor strongly into the overall exhaustion.
But with today's phone call came the AWESOME news that he received a 100% on a paper he wrote for one of his journalism classes. How great is that! He began working on the thesis of the paper, which involved a comparison of magazine covers, back in February.
I credit Samuel with being a steady worker, one that is not too prone to procrastination. He organizes his time and prioritizes his work efficiently, two things that I regretfully do not see in many of my students. I'll also brag on him a bit for being a fine writer with an insightful, keen mind and a sensitive heart.
Bottom line: I'm really, really proud of him, and I can't wait for him to get home next week for spring break so I can give him give him a huge farm hug. WAY TO GO, SAMMY! I hope you're in front of the television watching hockey and kicking back a bit tonight!
I LOVE YA !!! See you soon!!!!!