I Just Don't Know How To Tell You - Too Difficult To Do

@cynthiann (18619)
Jamaica
January 3, 2012 3:38pm CST
But I have to find a way Somehow I must just spit it out and say it as it is. So hard - but I will try. Have thinking about it for days not knowing how to tell you. It may sound as if I am boasting - and I am. Okay - here goes. My eldest son won his election and he will be sitting in Parliament after the inauguration next week. GUYS - WE DID IT! He won. Victory after tremendous sacrifices for the past three years. His wife was here for the last week of campaigning with the twins. They will return for good next June so they can be together as a family again. I am so happy. Each time he says 'Mom', I reply by saying 'Yes, Minister'. It is driving him nuts Have you been proud of a family member recently?
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
4 Jan 12
Hallelujah!!! How wonderful!! You just go ahead and boast. Moms are allowed to do that!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
Thank you my dear. I am so happy and proud of him not giving up and staying the course. He enters Parliament without owing anyone a favour
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Jan 12
Now that sweetie, is freaking awesome. Please tell Mr. Minister we said congrats. Now...... Where is that damn funky muffins so we can freaking celebrate.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
Thank you so much. Now let me get this straight. You want the mother of a Member of Parliament to break the law and hunt down the muffin man? I think that we had better stay with vodka.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Jan 12
The pope had some, so what the hell sweetie. I want those muffins, then we can have some vodka. PPLLEEAASSEE!!!!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
I will talk this situation over with the new Minister of National Security next week when he is sworn in. I don't know the man but now I have contacts so I will ask to see him But as I am known in Ocho Rios the muffin man may start to run when he sees me coming. And I don't do running any more so I will not be able to catch him
@AmbiePam (49888)
• United States
8 Jan 12
Yay! I'm so happy for you guys. I was praying for you all.
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@AmbiePam (49888)
• United States
9 Jan 12
I thought you were about to tell us you were either dying or had gotten fired.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
9 Jan 12
Thank you so much for the prayers. We went forward with faith and prayers. We give thanks to the Father and to His people for voting for my son
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
4 Jan 12
U have a right to boast about your son, go for it. We all are proud of our chidren & when they do something aS GREAT AS YOUR SON DID IT'S TIME TO BOAST.I'm soooooooooo proud of all of u because i know u & the whole family are responsible for having such a good son. I'm sooo glad his wife & the twins are going to get to come home for good.love ya!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
You are such a Lovely Lady and I know that you meant every word that you wrote. I am also proud of having you as a friend.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Jan 12
Thanks for your kind words.Love & hugs.
@GardenGerty (101889)
• United States
3 Jan 12
Oh, I am always proud of my family members, but they have not done anything quite that outstanding. Now you get to move on to even more new challenges.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
I never thought that he would reach this far. He is a good man and has always been involved in community development and politics from a teenager. It is our victory - those who voted for him - not his alone.At least this is what he told me!
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@GardenGerty (101889)
• United States
4 Jan 12
He sounds like a great young man.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
4 Jan 12
As I am still trying to catch up with my notifications, I am only responding to this discussion now. Even though I already saw this post yesterday, and I immediately read it as I initially thought this was something negative. Tricky you, cynthiann! Anyway, congratulations to you, and your son, and your family!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
I am so happy for him that I am acting like a kid again.His opponent spent 30M in less than 10 days and I thought that I would die of a heart attack. But the people came through and now boast that they did not sell their vote. I pray that he can make a difference to their poverty stricken lives. Thank you for your very kid words.
@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 12
I think everyone is proud of a family member's achievement he or she has made. My daughters are still in their teens. I am proud that they are always in the best 1!0th students in school. My only hope is that they can maintain this record till they graduate. Congrats to you
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
Thanks you so much for responding. I can sense your love and pride for your daughters. Blessings to you and your family
@audrey7 (233)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
Congratulations are in order. He has worked hard and this has paid off and both families should be commended. Be proud and be inspired. As mothers our work has started and I am sure that you are happy that he is moving ahead to serve others. By the way I like your teaser- "yes minister"! God bless you.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
Wow! I appreciate your kind response
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 12
we won we won we won!!! And that's great they everybody will all be together again!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
Yes.Something his family yearns for.Thanks for all your support
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 Jan 12
How wonderful for your son! I am sure you are so proud of him.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
So proud Lilybug - so very proud of his personal sacrifice and hard work.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
3 Jan 12
Hi Cynthiann, oH i'm always proud of my kids but I have to say that not the same acheivement that your son has made. That is notorious and you should be more than a little proud!! That's awesome!! `Congrats to your son!! And you too, Mom!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
Thank you so much. It has been an exhausting time for us all.After the swearing in I hope to have more time to catch up with you all
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
3 Jan 12
Congrats, woohoo! I'm so happy for all of you!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 12
Thank you so much my friend. We are overjoyed.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
3 Jan 12
Oh Cynthiann, you got me, I thought it was going to be bad news..I am so excited for you, I remember you mentioned your son was running, but didn't know when the elections were going to take place... Three cheers for you and your family....
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Jan 12
Thank you my friend. After the ceremony next week I should get more time to Mylot again. I have missed everyone so much. It has been both nail biting and exhilarating. I really hope that he can make a difference in he lives of everyone in the constituency. They are so very poor and no jobs and no unemployment benefits. It is amazing that he won. Busy now going to village to village thanking the people for voting him in.
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• United States
4 Jan 12
Have fun and I am looking forward to when you are active again..But I do have to warn you, next Monday I am starting my classes and I am going full time this quarter, which means less time for me..
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
8 Jan 12
I'm so happy to hear that for you and for your son, how happy that you must be that he not only won the election, but that he will be at home again so that you will be able to spend time with your entire family as well. As far as family members that I've been proud of recently, I can honestly say that there really isn't a lot that I've had to be proud of, but I am also starting to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so that is a good thing.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
9 Jan 12
Keep your eyes on the light even though the flame may flicker and look like it is dying it will soon shine brightly again. I did not forget and have been praying for you and your family
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
7 Jan 12
Dear Cynthiann thats soooo lovely. Didnt realize that this is your son with the twins you helped raise......so its even a greater success he won the elections and will be in Parliament soon. You have every reason to be proud of your son and I hope I can keep up a bit with reading the news etc.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
9 Jan 12
Thank you so much my friend.Now if only I can decide on what to wear to the inauguration A lot of work for him but the three years of sacrifice are behind us now.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
5 Mar 12
cynthiann-- I am seeing this three months after posting, after getting link through another friend. your son would have become a minister by now. Good. Wishing you speedy recovery from your ailments.