My First Blog Post — By Audrey Henk

Audrey first blogDear Readers of this blog.

At St. Mary Parish school I only have fif-teen more days of school left!

My year was fantastic.  I made so many friends.

I’ve learned alot from my teacher Ms. Cimpl.  She is alot of fun!

I had a great year.




Every blogger has to start somewhere.  My daughter is no exception.

Audrey knows about the Marquette Educator, and that her daddy writes stuff for it that many (or in her words, “alot”) of people read.  She also knows that she’s been at the center of “alot” of my posts.

The fact that I blog seems pretty natural to her.   She’s’ been hearing me talk about it for going on four years now.  Along the way, because she’s seemed interested, I’ve often told her that one day she could be a blogger, too.

Of course, she always asks me, “When?”   My answer has routinely been “when you’re a REALLY good reader and writer.”  Well, guess what?

Thanks to the stellar education she’s received (initially at St. Charles Borromeo, and for the past two years at St. Mary Parish School), I just couldn’t put off my ‘soon-to-graduate-first-grade’ daughter any longer.  She is a skilled and voracious reader, a spelling addict, and an avid story writer.  Believe me, her work above qualifies as abridged compared to the elaborate texts she often produces.

So, at the end of a grueling semester, I sat in our family room, exhausted and thinking how nice it would be to have a guest blogger pinch hit for me this week.  But who?  And then it dawned on me.

Voilà,  Audrey Henk is a blogger!  Today is THE day.

And her father is very proud.

7 Responses to “My First Blog Post — By Audrey Henk”

  1. 1 Kathy Mago May 23, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Hey Bill, I wrote about Audrey’s blog on Lisa’s link. Audrey is following in the path you have set up for her. Do you remember when you told me that she will do something great in her life? Well, she has already started in so many ways and I am sure that she will continue to amaze all of us. She is truly a special little girl who is not only very smart, but loveable and able to stay with an idea to it’s own end, along with her physical and natural talents for writing, dancing, playing the piano, and anything she puts her mind to – especially loving everybody. I am one very proud grandma and love her so much. I don’t think she will ever disappoint anyone, including herself. You have done a wonderful job in encouraging her talent and being Marquette’s newest and youngest blogger.


    • 2 billhenk May 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Of course, I can’t be objective when it comes to Audrey< Kathy. She is a special little girl for all of the reasons you cite, but believe me she has her moments just like any normal kid. As for Lisa and me, we try our best but fall well short of perfection in the parenting department. The one thing that binds all of us even when our interactions are less than ideal is love. And on a related note, Audrey certainly loves you.


      • 3 Kathy Mago May 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

        Thanks Bill, You both are very good parents. You are able to expose her to good things in society which a lots of kids aren’t and their parents either don’t know or care about. Audrey is very loving and she knows that I love her very much and miss her very much. She also knows that she can ask me anything or tell me anything without fear of reprisal or no answer. I am glad that she is a normal kid. She needs that in her life – down time, or a chance to do nothing if that is what she wants. Too many parents insist their child being in book or learning mode all the time. She needs the chance to express and do what she wants. I think you and Lisa give her the balance she needs to be a loving and productive child. Good Job Bill and Lisa. Audrey will not disappoint you and I know she won’t disappoint me either.


  2. 4 Nicole Thompson May 27, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Hi Dr. Henk! Ironically, I went to high school with Christina Cimpl, glad to hear that Audrey is enjoying her as a teacher! And my cousin goes to St. Mary’s too! My mom’s family is the Accetta’s, my grandparents are pretty active in the parish. Anyway, what a small world! Hope you’re doing well 🙂


    • 5 billhenk May 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Good to hear from you, Nikki. It really is a small world, isn’t it? Audrey just loves being in your high school classmate’s first grade! Christina is a very good teacher even if she didn’t go to Marquette… 😉 St. Mary’s is a really great school, and it seems like a nice parish, too. We actually belong to St. Clare parish in Wind Lake which is very convenient for us on the weekends. Hope all is well and that you’ll stop by when you’re back in Milwaukee. Take care.



  3. 6 pwuenstel May 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Welcome Audrey,
    I hope you enjoy blogging as much as I do. You are off to a great start.
    -Peggy Wuenstel


  4. 7 billhenk June 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for the compliment, Mrs. Wuenstel. Blogging is fun to do. I’ll do it again sometime!!!



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