We've all been there. Our hair is in a messy bun, our sweatpants are barely hanging on, and we are running out the door. We are running late. The first bell has already rung, and if we don't get our kids to school in 2.5 seconds the second bell will ring and we will have to walk them in ourselves. None of us wants to be known as that parent who is always late, thus making our kid late. But who are we kidding? It's always the kid's fault, *wink.
Well, for this mom, Heather Nelson, that’s how her morning was going until something unexpected happened that taught her a valuable lesson. She took to Facebook to explain what her America-loving son did when she dropped him off for school one morning. The patriotic young Texan, named Royce Thompson, was running to get into school. Although he was late and needed to hurry he suddenly stopped right before entering the building.
As she watched all the other kids rushing around her son, Nelson noticed Royce standing there, frozen in place. “Royce..go..go,” she yelled as kids continued to scurry past him. To her surprise, however, Royce wouldn’t move.
That's when the police officer on duty, Cibby Moore, said, “Mom he’s doing good. He stopped for the Pledge of Allegiance and now he’s praying.” Nelson took another look at her son and was filled with emotion at his actions.
Later, when Nelson had a chance to ask her boy about what he had done out in front of the school that morning, she found out just how amazing her son was. “I said a prayer,” Royce revealed. “Thank you, God. Thank you for giving me a wonderful day.” Wow.
We can all learn a thing or two from this young boy. Through the hustle and bustle of life, don't forget to value what’s most important and never be in too much of a hurry to stop and acknowledge life's most precious gift, our freedom.
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