If you read my blog this morning, I am sure you are wondering what my rejoicing story is!
Without getting into too many details, my brother who is a senior in high school got suspended a few weeks back. He threatened another student (on that students voicemail). He was wrong he shouldn't have done it, especially since he is 18 and the other student was not.
The other day when I was taking my brother to the dentist I was asking him about prom and at that point I was informed he wasn't allowed to go to prom, or graduation and that he had been kicked off the baseball team. I was FURIOUS. I was so broken over this. The last few years m brother hasn't been a saint and has failed a few classes and rarely went to school. This year he has been being very responsible. He kept his grades up enough to play on the baseball team and has been going to school. So I was really mad that he wasn't getting the rewards he was working hard for. After I heard about this, I realized I needed to get involved.
I called some people to get their advice and did some digging to find the handbook for my brothers school. I read everything to find a ground for my argument. I found a lot of helpful info that I passed on to my mom, and pretty much urged my mom to stand up for my brother and make a big deal about this. I found it really unjust that he got suspended and 3 other punishments on top of this. Now my brother goes to a not so great school, no suburb school,that is for sure,s o the things that go on at this school are much worse then threats done b/w 2 teenage boys. The other child involved admitted to the principal that he had been threatening my brother also, but got NO punishment, and my bro got 4. And if this other kid didn't want my brother in trouble, why did he go to the principal in the first place?? (He was telling the principal that he didn't want my brother in trouble, what the heck?)
I was most interested in fighting for my brothers right to graduate. Baseball and prom are privileges, but graduation is an academic reward. I felt that taking his graduation away was a big blow for something so stupid. So anyway, between my mom trying to talk to the principal, daily bugging her, I was trying to get the superintendent involved in this. I am not sure she ever did, but......
This morning my mom called to tell me my brother was allowed to go to prom (which is TONIGHT) and that he would be walking the stage at graduation!!! They even let my brother leave school today to get a tux and prepare for tonight!! I got the privilege of taking him to get all he needed done. I am so grateful for God's mercy in this situation. We told our home group the other night (the day we heard of this nonsense we had our small group) so they have been praying and I have been praying and weeping all week! OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL!!!
My littlest brother will be graduating next week! YEAH!