Your proudest moment as a parent?

February 13, 2007 10:22pm CST
For those who know me here. You might already know that i'm pretty much a very proud parent. a little over the top but you know i'm proud of feeling like this! (i've done it again) sorry! hehe =) What's your proudest moment as a parent? /------------------------------------/ /..-Joey's Reply-// I have two moments and this was recalled by taking part in a discussion regarding the last rainbow we had seen and the seconds when my son finally said daddy. 1. When i went to visit my wife the day after she gave birth i didn't get much chance to spend with them because it was a late delievery. On the 2nd day i skipped on a bus and went to see them and i remember holding my son near the window. (fair distance and it does have a window grid over it) i'm not mj =) I saw a rainbow and my son pulled a windy smell and did something. i don't really know why but i proud, maybe because i had finally became a father. 2. Jake mastered saying mum, mummy etc and i will admit i was abit down when all he said "mummy" and never looked my way. yes it's daft but but i honestly thought he'd say daddy sooner than he did. when my wife and jake came home she was very tired because of verious reasons and i had to look after them both imo she was to weak and needed sleep so the first 3 months i cared for them both. anyways back to the point it was around his 7 month when he jumped up and pulled on my knee and shouted dead loudly "my dadda daddy, mine" i was so proud and over the moon. Boring story over. =) feel free to share yours and i'm very much looking forward to any i recieve. ~Joey
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
Just like you, a lot of firsts made me proud each and every time. I am so overwhelmed with this little being calling me mommy that she never ceases to amaze me. Anyways, she made me proud in many ways. I'm proud of her when from Nursery, she was accelerated to Prep grade; when she was chosen to model for Smart Parenting magazine and calendar; when she hummed her first tune 'Canon in D' by Pachelbel at 1 year old, and memorized her first full length song when she was two years old; and the list goes on. But she made me proudest when she wrote me a beautiful letter made from scratch paper, neatly folded in an envelope she craftily made. Despite the garbled writing, misspelled words and all, is a beautiful message: "I love you very much, you're the best mom in the whole wide world. Thank you for taking care of me."
15 Feb 07
Hi steney =) It didn't sink in with me. (that i was a father) i always had a bubble, although i was doing the normal fatherly things and taking care of him inside it felt like a dream) this always made me value the little things you pointed out. =) Aww. thank you for sharing this. It's sweet when children turn around or write things like you mentioned. Kudos! ~Joey
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@mjsdls (1841)
• United States
14 Feb 07
One of my proudest moment is when he was born and they held me up to see my son. Also no matter how mad I get at him he still loves me. He is now learning to read and write and he is doing very good at it. When he makes something for me just because he loves me.
@charms88 (7545)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
Too many moments to count, if you will ask me. Being a housewife with 2 little girls, I was always in a hurry to do everything all at once just to fit the 24 hours alloted for each day. Aside from doing all the household chores, I also had to help my kids with their everyday lessons. I had to patiently jut down reviewers for them most especially when exams are coming. I had to stay till early morning for a week just to be able to finish doing test papers. I felt like crying at times coz I'm really tired. But all my crying went out of the window when the day had come that I went up to the stage and put on a gold medal for each of my 2 daughters. They both landed first honor. I tell you, I felt like my heart is ready to burst any moment. I was so proud I can't stop grinning from ear to ear. It felt good and oh so...wonderful.
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
My son has given me moments all through his growing up that made me proud but the most proud moment came when he decided to go back and finish his high school. I ran away at age 15, from an abusive foster home, and quit school in the first couple of weeks of grade 10. That mistake cost me dearly and I never completed school. I didn't want my son to deal with the crap I dealt with due to a lack of education. So when you made the descision on his own to go back I was so proud I am sure I cried. And he finish too. Now I would like to see him further his education but right now he wants some space and freedom from school for a while. Still very proud of him.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
21 Jun 07
My son's name is Jake too, he is 4.5 I'm always proud of his acheivements just yesterday I was proud of him trying to write his name. I also have a daughter and am very proud of her too, It's hard to pick specific times because there are so many of them. Everyday I am proud of who they are, even if they are naughty alot they are still a prt of me and my partner our makings... It is an amazing feeling when you first hold them in your arms, I remember my son Jake peeing on me soon after he was born while I was holding him, I was so proud of him then too..
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@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 07
I think my proudest moment was when I gave birth to my son, and that particular day the nursery at the hospital was full. So they had to have two babies in a cot. But my son was the biggest that day and when he shared a cot, he covered the baby beside him that people didn't realize that there was another baby in there. I don't know why.. but I felt proud. I think because it was my firstborn.. he was born close to 9 lbs.. which i hear is perfectly normal and not at all outstanding.. But I guess, whatever it is, you will always feel proud to be the parent to your child. :) Now he's 3 years old.. and for his 3rd birthday, we got him a big boy's bike.. with training wheels of course. And seeing him ride that bike, again, made me proud. Haha.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Oh, come now, no proud parent story is boring. You are a precious daddy and your son is lucky. My son is only 2.5 and there are so many proud momens that I could write a book. Lately he has this thing that he does where people will say hi to him or greet him in someway and he reaches out his right hand to shake theirs and declares "Hi!", like he is a grown man or something. It melts hearts and he is so adorable doing it.
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@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I am very proud of all 5 of my kids. They have all accomplished so much in their young life's. But I must day that when ever one of them brings home an award from school or pass there grade will flying colors. I will get all choked up and even shed a tear or 2 for there accomplishment. My 7 year old daughter on the last day of school made the Honor Roll.
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@jacton (272)
• India
17 Feb 07
First think i want to clear you that i am not at all a parent but still i can feel all these by seeing my parents. As per my family and my parents i think the proudest moment for them is when their Children gain name and fame in the society in any reated field either Sports, Education and any other think.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
one of my proudest was when my daughter was in her senior year of high school and had to write a paper on who her hero is and why and who her best friend is and why and then compare the two. She said i was her hero and her best friend and how could she compare me to me? She wrote the paper and i cried reading it. Apparently the teacher did as well because she got an A and some nice comments on it.
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@candygurl24 (1883)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
I would have to say the proudest moment with both of my daughters was the first time I held each of them. I looked into their eyes, held their little hands and was in awe over everything to do with them. Knowing that I held a miracle in my arms, and kept that miracle safe inside my body for 9 months was an amazing feeling. There are many more proud mommy moments, but the first holding was the proudest with both of my girls :)
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• United States
14 Feb 07
I've been trying for hours to think of the one most proudest moment for both of my two boys -- there are just so many moments!! I don't know how to pick just one . . . Thanks for the memories though! Your post brought a lot of them and I'm still thinking of all sorts of things.
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@wahmbuddy (392)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
Joey those are great moments and you SHOULD be proud. You really are asking a hard question here... I'm proud of my boys everyday. I think I'm proudest of my older son because he is always so caring and protective over his younger brother who is not able to take care of himself. For my younger son, anything that he is able to accomplish just makes my heart swell with pride from smiling to laughing, walking anything like that because it takes so much for him to do it.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
We adopted our two and they went through the bottle feeding to cups very easy (just threw the bottles across the room and that was it.) So there's none of that in the hospital birth routine, and they both walked early, but what made me the proudest was when years later, my sons graduated from high school with honors and went on to university, and later at the Church this summer when my older one and his fiance stood before the priest and gave their wedding vows.
@kittyloki (141)
• United States
14 Feb 07
my kid is still young (2 months) but I feel so proud of her when she tries to hold up her bottle or makes little noises trying to copy the noises I make.
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@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
14 Feb 07
My kids make me proud all the time. I think it would be impossible to pick one favorite. I do particually appreciate it when the tell me that everything will be alright or when they do something to help someone else. Isn't it amazing how they know if you are upset even when you try to hide it?
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@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
14 Feb 07
My kids make me proud all the time. I think it would be impossible to pick one favorite. I do particually appreciate it when the tell me that everything will be alright or when they do something to help someone else. Isn't it amazing how they know if you are upset even when you try to hide it?
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I have to say one of my proudest moments of my daughter was when she was about 12. She is very smart and her elemetry school had to put her in an excellerated program. This program alowed her to attended a school out of her district for middle school since she was so smart. The school she chose only had 150 spaces available. My daughter was one of 2,000 students that wanted in. My daughters elemetry school teachers all aproched me and gave me written references why Heather should get into this school. I took them and gave them to the school. My daughter then had to take a writen test consisting of math and reading. She was the first one done the test and she came flying out the doors so happy and positive. The other parents waiting for their kids could not believe mine was done and out already. Two weeks later we recieved a letter from the school. I was so scared I waited till my husband got home from work. We opened it and she got in. I started cying and my little girl said see I told you I would get in. I had to call simply everyone and tell them she got in. She was on honor role every semester that she was in middle school. I could not be prouder of her.
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Oh, I have so many proud parent moments. I have three kids, so of course, each of their births were proud parent moments for me. Last June, when my oldest son walked across the stage in his cap and gown and graduated from High School, would be another proud moment. Then again a few months later when I hugged him goodbye the day he left home to go to university.
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@stacyv81 (5905)
• United States
24 Jun 07
your stories are not boring, very cute! My proudest moments? Well, with my 9 month old I'd have to say when she said momma & started standing on her own! that was great! My son is 3 & he is so kind & polite, everytime I get a compliment on how polite & sweet & well behaved he is that makes me very proud! =)