Greatest achievement of being a parent...

Graduation - Graduating students
Philippines
May 16, 2011 9:41pm CST
Hi friends and mylotters! Yesterday was a big day for me! My son graduated from college,so happy! And it's very timely that my husband is still here to witness the graduation of our son! Time really flies that fast! Now my son is about to be a full man,wow! So happy yesterday as if I felt I was the one who graduated,haha! Can't explain what I felt but I realized it is my greatest achievement as a parent to be able to support my son to his studies. I'm just so greatful my son studied well,he may not have medals for honors but his diploma is more than enough for me,it's my greatest award! I know parents have so many obligations to do for their kids but I don't see it as an obligation,I do it 'cause I love my kids. How about you? What's your greatest achievement as a parent? If you're still single,what do you think will be your greatest achievement when you become a parent?
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12 responses
@adnileb (5017)
• Philippines
17 May 11
Congratulations my friend!!! Wow, I remember the day I also graduated, what a relief. All the hard times. Well, going back to your question, I think the greatest achievement for me when I become a parent would be education too and the moral values not neglected.
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• Philippines
20 May 11
Hello my dear friend! Sorry for my delayed reply,I'm really like this,hehe! I hope to reply to discussions at once as much as I can. Wow,so you already graduated,happy for you! You must be working now,right? When you become a mother,you will know what I am saying here about my happiness,lol! See yah my dear friend!
@adnileb (5017)
• Philippines
20 May 11
Yup, I am already working now for four years.
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• Philippines
20 May 11
Wow my friend! You're so industrious! And you are also mylotting! Happy for you my friend! See yah!
@whateva (786)
• India
24 May 11
Look who's back!! ^^ Wow, congratulations for your son, i didn't know you were parent of almost an adult kid. ^^ and how's your daughter? I'm only 20 so not thinking of kids right now but i know that, even if i don't get married, i'm so gonna have a kid. ^^
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• Philippines
24 May 11
Hello my friend! Happy to see you again,really! Yay,you're just the same age as my son,lol! Well,I can tell from your picture that you're so young! Thanks for the greetings! My baby is doing fine my friend,more naughty now,haha! But smart! Hope to see you more often here friend. Take care!
@whateva (786)
• India
25 May 11
same here :) I think you're sweet, i didn't even have to see you for that. ^^ take care!!!
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• Philippines
27 May 11
@stanley777 (7173)
• Philippines
17 May 11
Congrats to your son mtr and that goes to you too, because I know how proud you and your husband upon seeing your son walks on stage to get his certificate of completion.I have two daughters, one has graduated a month ago but I was not able to attend her graduation because I'm away from them baby sitting my father.I'm happy too that my daughter started working two weeks ago.
• Philippines
20 May 11
Hi stanley! Thank you and congratulations to you too,wow! So you missed the march! What happened to your father if I may ask? Your daughter is so lucky to have a job at once knowing the high competitions in employment these days. My son worked as an IT in a prestigious school but his contract already ended before his graduation,he did not continue his contract,he wanted to apply to a company near our place. See yah!
• Philippines
20 May 11
Yeah, me and my wife are proud of her too.She was hired at Convergys where she takes her OJT before graduation.I'm happy for her, at least she will acquired experience first through her job.If she learned enough and plans to transfer she could look for a high paying job. She would have an edge compared to others who haven't work yet.I'm taking care of my father who is sickly because of old age.Thanks for your concern.happy mylotting
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• Philippines
20 May 11
Hi stanley! I know Convergys,I heard they give high salaries to their employees,good for her! It's a good experience and record for her when she applies for another job. Hope your father is well now. See yah friend! Happy mylotting too!
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
17 May 11
oh wow! congratulations inay! :) I didn't know you have son who's already in college.. (actually finished in college already!) HEHE!
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• Philippines
17 May 11
Hello bunso! I miss you so! How are you now? Haha,yes bunso,that means I'm now old,arrggghhh! I'll try to upload some pictures on fb when I have time,sometimes it's hard to upload pics there,takes too much time,grrrrr! Study hard bunso,you will make your parents so happy when you finish your studies! I know you're a very responsible and good daughter,your parents are already proud of you now,make them more proud by giving them your diploma in the future. Love you bunso,miss you so! See yah!
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
17 May 11
Hi inay.. miss you too!! I just browse your albums in FB and I saw your son... He's cute! . HAHA.. and you're so pretty pa din! hahaha... My ears inay and eyes... they are clapping of what they hear and read from you! ..I will.. All the hardworks I've done is for them, I know it is still not enough.. I know I can do this.. with God's guidance.. He'll always provide!! Tank you inay.. I miss you too..
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• Philippines
17 May 11
Yay,sorry for my delayed reply,glad to see both of you here my dear friends! @Edsss..hi bunso! Yeah,I saw you liked one of my photos there,haha! My son is really cute,hehe..that one I will believe but the one you said that I'm pretty is unbelievable,lol! You are very much right with it bunso,with God's guidance you will surely be able to pursue everything! I know you can make it bunso! @Vidh..hey friend,will pm you about my fb account. You are 4yrs younger than me vidh,lol! See yah both!
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
17 May 11
Hi mtr What about the party and celebrations? I know, it will be ages and I would have no more tooth to much on those parties when my child graduated... (I am not a parent yet)... So I thought I should start going to parties hosted by loving parents like you on the achievements of their children CONGRATULATIONS dear to you, hubby and even the son... You all make me feel so happy
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@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
17 May 11
oh... a typo (s) as usual much = munch
• Philippines
18 May 11
Hello my dear Sids! Haha,if only we're neighbors,you would have witnessed my son's graduation,lol! Yes,we celebrated in a fine restaurant Sids with the whole family. Such occassion needs good and great food so we just thought of dining in in a fine restaurant where me and my hubby used to eat,we love seafoods Sids but my son doesn't want it,haha! Well,good thing they also serve meat. See yah!
@SIMPLYD (72937)
• Philippines
17 May 11
Congratulations to your son! Like you, i consider it our greatest achievement when our daughter graduated from College too last April. We were doubly happy, because she was also able to get a full scholarship for Medicine on one of the most prestigious hospital/school here in the Philippines. I know it will still take 5 more years for her to hurdle her Medical studies, but it will be an added achievement on her part and ours also when she becomes a full pledged doctor.
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• Philippines
17 May 11
Wow,congratulations to you too! Your daughter must be so intelligent to have a scholarship! I'm also in the Philippines simplyd,I think I know the school you're talking about. I'm confident your daughter will become a great doctor someday! See yah!
@SIMPLYD (72937)
• Philippines
18 May 11
Thank you too! With the help of God, i am confident too that she will become a doctor someday.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
hi, thats most of the greatest achievement of parents,when there child is graduated in there schooling,even my mother was happy during that time when i finished my studies in college because she well done taking care of me,and now i will reverse it since i am finished my studies and already had work,i will be the one now to help my parent and will take care them.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 11
Hello friend! Happy to see you! How nice of you to give back to your parents what they deserve. Your parents must be so proud of you! I know your parents are not asking anything in return from you. Seeing you in your graduation march is for sure more than enough for them. See you asliah!
@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
17 May 11
Congratulations I can feel the excitement, what you feel as a mother, my kids are all grown up, well placed in high paying jobs, my eldest grand daughter id doing her engineering, her mom is my daughter.. Thank you so much for sharing Namastey. Kalyani
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• Philippines
20 May 11
Hello my friend! Wow,you're a lucky mom! All your kids are well placed in a high paying jobs,that's the fruit of all your good upbringing to them Kalyni! Thank you for sharing it!
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
17 May 11
I felt my greatest achievement happened the day my daughter was born nine years ago! There have been many proud moments. At the moment my husband and I are spending a lot of money we can barely afford for her to have private ballroom dance lessons and although it is a sacrifice because it is really expensive, when we watch her dance and receive scores in the high nineties we feel it is all worth it as we burst with pride! It’s what it’s all about as a parent, not just achievements but seeing your kids happy and smiling.
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• Philippines
18 May 11
"I felt my greatest achievement happened the day my daughter was born nine years ago"...I like this statement of yours Paula! Yes,it is our greatest achievement as mothers to have had an offspring out of our love. I remember how risky it was when I was pregnant with my youngest baby,doctors said it is impossible for us to survive 'cause I had 5 mayomas in my womb with her but we survived friend through the help of our Lord and seeing my baby when I woke up from my delivery is the greatest scene that time,had a miracle! You must be so so proud seeing your daughter dance,all the money you've invested are worth it.
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@stylewaves (1063)
• India
17 May 11
I have also completed my college , may be next year , i will be going for my graduation , Hope my parents will be enjoying the same situation
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• Philippines
18 May 11
Hi there! Oh yes,I'm very sure you will make your parents so happy and feel proud of you stylewaves! Seeing you on stage recieving your diploma feels like an award for your parents,that's what I felt at that very moment friend! Let them feel it too! See yah!
@shibham (17025)
• India
17 May 11
Hi amiga You have the reasons to cheers up. When i was a student, my mom always waited for my results and when i informed the positive, she had smiles on her face and that was enough to make me happy. As i am a single, perhaps my greatest achievement will be like you as a parent and surely a job too. All the best to your kids and have a nice day amiga.
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• Philippines
17 May 11
Hi amigo! One thing I don't like from my son is he doesn't study well,ggrrrr!!! But you know,his grades are high,haha! I told him if you only study my son seriously,you would have gained some medals for honors but it's still fine with me amigo,I don't want to force my son to what I want him to do,am just here to support him and I wanted him to be happy with what he wants. I'm thinking if I force him to study always,that might demotivate him from studying,anyways,he still gives me high grades,haha! So proud of him amigo! See yah!
• United States
17 May 11
Hello my sweet friend First of all, I was not aware you had a college son. Congrats my dear friend and oh boy do I know the feeling. I have two College graduates for which I thank heaven above that I was able to successful raise and put through college on my own. This is what completed my life and I often say, okay I am ready for what ever life brings me because my life is now complete. If I am afforded many more years wonderful if not I feel that I have lived not only my dream to successfully raise them but to have done so well with them both.
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• Philippines
17 May 11
Hi my dear friend! Wow,didn't know you have two college graduates! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU! Wow! And you said it was on your own..you are one great great mother my dear friend! Your kids are so lucky to have you as their mother! Yes,it completed our life,as if we have put them already to the pedestal where they should be. But I know this will not end there,wish they will be successful on the field they want to go through. I know they will have a family of their own but I will still be there friend to guide them,hehe,even if they don't like,lol! See yah my dear friend!