You may have seen me bragging about this over on Facebook but just in case you missed it, let me tell you that Jenna was just voted Parent of the Year for 2014-2015 at Amara’s school. We have all known that she is a great Mom, daughter, wife, friend and everything else but as Jenna put it so perfectly, “It is an honor just to be nominated, but it’s totally awesome to win too!” I am thrilled she got this much-deserved recognition.
She really does so much at Amara’s school and is loved and respected by students, parents, teachers and administration. One teacher even mentioned that Jenna and Justin needed to have more children so that they could keep them both around after Amara leaves the school. She is always a familiar face on campus and knows many of the students by name. They will all run to give her hugs or to get her advice. There have been many times when Jenna and I are at Target and a parent will approach her with “Don’t you work at the school?” They are always surprised when she tells them she just volunteers and no she isn’t paid. She is just doing what she loves to do and doing it very well.
I certainly don’t give my mother credit for who I am and I don’t take any credit for the amazing person that Jenna has turned out to be either. But she certainly is amazing and we are all very proud of her.
P.S. I want a bumper sticker that says, “My daughter is Parent of the Year at Santiago Elementary”.