Thursday, July 20, 2006

Keeping Your Feet on the Ground

I had a fifth grade student six years ago named Kevin. Kevin is a wonderful boy with leadership ability and a soft-spoken demeanor.

I saw Kevin at the supermarket this week. I asked him how he was doing, how was school, how was the family, etc. Then, as we were saying goodbye, I gave him my little speech about continuing to work hard in school and blah blah blah. The last thing I said was, "Kevin, keep your feet on the ground."

Kevin's face lit up. He reached into his wallet, took out a piece of paper, gave it to me, and said, "I will, Mr. R., but sometimes it's hard." Then he turned around and left. I looked down at the piece of paper and it was a photo...........a photo of Kevin flying thorugh the air on a BMX motorcross bike, and he must have been thirty feet in the air.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Awesome! I like Kevin's brain.