graduation is comming up/parents aren't comming

Canada
January 6, 2009 8:49pm CST
i've finally figured out no matter what i do my parents will never be proud. they weren't proud when i decided to go back to college after taking 4 years off to raise my daughter. they aren't proud that i've made honours. they still put me down and call me stupid so why would i want them there for graduation this spring. i've invited my best friends and my daughter will be there. less stress for me on that day knowing i actually have people to support me. it's just sad that it's friends and not family but i'm tired of trying to get their approval or support
11 responses
@baileycows (3667)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Well I am very sorry to hear that it's just that some people will never be happy. I am glad to hear that you are graduating in the spring. I will be graduating in July so I know how happy you must be. Congratulations.
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• Canada
7 Jan 09
congrats to you too, so glad it's almost over, it's been a long process
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hello poppoppop111! My parents did not come to my highschool graduation too because I lost my honors. I got sad but I tried to understand. Thank God they attended during my college graduation.
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• Canada
7 Jan 09
i didn't go to my high school grad cause i had no one to be there for me. i was living on my own and my parents weren't talking to me. but i thought if i went to college they would go but i don't want people who don't really want to be there
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
hello poppoppop111, Wow! Congratulations.....Finishing your studies with honors is really something to be proud of and to celebrate. Your parents should be the first people to feel that for not all children or students for that matter can do what you have done. They should be thankful to have a son like you for even you have already a child, you strived so hard to finish your studies. Others are not studying anymore if they have kids already. Good for you for you insist of finishing it. And for that, you and your child will have a better and bright future ahead of you. Just do what you think is right for you and your child. You have already informed your parents to attend your graduation. If they will not attend, it's not your fault anymore. Don't take it so seriously. You have your friend and daughter with you to be with on graduation. Be happy, proud and celebrate it with a bang. You deserve it. Cheers!
• United States
7 Jan 09
My parent never attended mine either but know biggie I am proud of me and that is all that matter I am sure it was hard to go back after 4 years off and I dont know you and very proud of you for doing such a hard thing I brighter furture for you and your daughter congrats!!!!
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@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
7 Jan 09
Congratulations on your graduation! i think sometimes parents get so caught up in how they think their children should do something that they forget to be proud of what their kids actually do!
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@di1159 (1580)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Congratulations on your accomplishment! It's good that your friends and daughter will be there to support you. I don't know about your relationship with your parents, but what you have done is something that will certainly make your daughter proud and that should be the most important one. You are a role model for many who think it can't be done and I commend you for proving them wrong. Good luck in future endeavors, obviously determination will not be an issue for what you wish to accomplish.
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@Razzles (556)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. What an achievement! I know it must have been tough tending to your studies and your daughter's needs but it will all be worthwhile in the long run. It is good that you do have your friends support. It is your parents loss for not attending your graduation. Just think positive and keep your head up high. You will have family there- your daughter and that is all that you need to keep you going.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Good for you on graduating soon and good for you on deciding that you are tired of the way your parents are treating you. I would try to cut them out if I were you. Your daughter does not need that type of influence in her life and neither do you! You will have the important people there and that is what should matter.
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@syankee525 (6293)
• United States
7 Jan 09
well i guess you're not stuipd passing with honor, i would still be happy any way, i know it;s hard but you will be alright thier lost not your's
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@marisriel (1157)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
i'm being saddened to hear you saying these. i am disappointed at your parents but i know I am not in the position to judge. graduations for me are I think great achievements and there's no more important person than parents to be there for their child. no matter what you did in the past, these kinds of occasions must be celebrated. but don't make your disappointment too deep to hate them, after all, they are still your parents. God knows what's really in there inside their hears and only God knows what's good and bad to happen to them. Congratulations to you and I hope you have a better future. Not so many persons will give importance to education just like you.
@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
7 Jan 09
There will come a day when your parents actually say to you that they are proud of you. It may not be for many years to come, but it will happen. In the meantime, you really need to be proud of yourself and all that you have done.
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