Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Emma's New Belt

Last Saturday Emma tested for her Orange belt in Karate. She did great and walked away with a medal for doing so well. She was the youngest and the only "little" girl testing on Saturday. She was trying her best to have the highest test score so she could bring home that trophy like Big Sister did. The only person Emma was testing against was a Brown Belt and he was going for his Red belt. Needless to say, if Emma had beaten him, his instructors would have been a little upset! She came close, VERY close and so she was rewarded with a medal. Oh the joy. We are so proud of her. These pictures are from last night's belt ceremony.

Taking off the old and pushing it away. A physical act stating that you will not return to the rank. You are a new rank, there's no going back!

One of Emma's favorite instructors, Caleb. He's looking her in the eye as he puts on the new belt and challenging her to keep working hard.

Way to go Emma! We are so proud of you sweet "who". You did a great job.

And yes, my girls may do karate, but by golly they are going to have girly hair bows that match their belts!!!!


Leah said...


I'm so glad that your grandma did well and way to go, Emma!!! Good news all around. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love the orange bows to match her belt.

Life sounds like it is as busy for you as it is for all the rest of us. Stay focused on Him, dear one!!


BethAnne said...

Too cute ! What an accomplishment. A friend of mine from church takes karate with her son and she has lost 20 lbs in the past 2 years. She credits her karate class. I think I need to try it myself ! :-)

Fran said...

Yep! She gets the prize for the darling-est karate girl out there!
The hair is adorable and that new belt is pretty cool too! You tell her one of mommys imaginary friends is proud of her! :)


Heather C said...

Great job, Emma! Way to go!

I loved pushing the old belt away in favor of the new... with the resolve to never go back. Reminds me of putting off the old man and accepting that I am a new creation in Christ. I am NEVER going back! :)

Merry Christmas!


jennyhope said...

This is great! I am so proud!

DeAnna said...

Way to go, Emma!!!! Who says girly-girls can't do karate?! All the more defense for when they get older and those boys come callin'.


Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Karate is a wonderful idea for a girl! She'll be able to take care of herself, and you'll have peace of mind!

Carol said...

You are cracking me up with the hair bows. That sounds like me.