Respect (Memory Makers)
This layout is special to me - not only because of what I wrote about my son, but also because my son himself really values the layout.
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You wanted to play football this year. I mean, you really wanted to play.
But when the school level failed in May and football fees jumped to over $400 -- well, we just couldn’t stomach that.
So we told you no -- you could not play football unless the levy passed on the August ballot and the fees were lowered.
Your acceptance was impressive.
You didn’t complain once, even though you knew there was no guarantee that the levy would pass.
And you didn’t complain even though waiting for the election meant you’d be a month behind the other boys in practice, and you’d have to work your tail off to earn your place on the team.
But what impressed me the most was this: you knew I had concerns about the levy and about the fiscal management of the schools. And not once did you ask me to vote to pass the levy.
On the contrary. You encouraged me to vote according to my beliefs, even though a failed levy meant you wouldn’t play football.
Encouraging me to vote my convitions even though it meant you wouldn’t be able to do the one thing wanted with all your heart -- that’s not the behavior of a 12 year old boy. That’s the maturity of a man.
Austin, you didn’t just impress me. You earned my respect.
You may not yet understand the significance of earning your parent’s respect, but I do.
School Levy Results
05/02/06 failed by 19 votes
08/08/06 passed by 663 votes