In October, Adam wrote an essay for school about Veteran's Day and what it means to him. We didn't even know he wrote it until he turned it in. I was gone for a weekend in early November and got an email notification on my phone that I had an email from Adam Nielson. What? I opened the email and not only was I shocked to receive my first email from my oldest child, but in his email, he told me that he won an essay contest for Veteran's Day and would be reading his essay for the Veterans Day assembly as school. We were so proud of him!
Mommy got to go and hear him read his essay in front of his entire school and about 100 Veterans who were special guests at the assembly. He did such a great job! He said he wasn't very nervous, which was good, because Mommy was super nervous for him.
In his essay, he mentioned his Great Grandpa Nielson, his Great Grandpa Lemley, and his Uncle's Danny and Jake. He even took pictures of them to show during his essay. He told a story about his Great Grandpa Nielson that I had never even heard. I guess having him work on family history this summer paid off.
He said he received so many compliments after the assembly, that he didn't know how to answer people after a while. We are proud of Adam for being such a great kid. He truly appreciates the brave men and women who give so much to protect our freedom.