Friday, May 13, 2011
Proud to be a Mom
I shined that pride on the soccer field sidelines; at softball games; at dance and and band competitions; at chorus and orchestra performances; at the handing out of academic awards and college scholarships. Shoot, I was prancing proudly all over this town. "That's MY child out there winning everything." "See that one right there, the one that just scored? That's mine." "See the beautiful blond center front? My child." "The one right there with the marvelous bravado? MINE." "The one that sounds just like an angel from Heaven? MY daughter." "Our girls? Yes, we're four-for-four on attending college." Yepper doodle. I was THAT proud mom.
Funny thing, though, when your lovelies grow up, things change. Oh, the pride is still there. Yes indeed. But since they've grown up, my pride is more in awe of the young adults that my girls have become.
Now, our lovelies are 26, 24, 22, and 19. The oldest is married; the second is living it up in DC; the third one just graduated from college and is off to grad school; and the baby has just completed her sophomore year in college. They are not little any more. But the sense of pride that they instill within my heart of hearts is more than it ever was before.
Yes, I am a proud mother. I have four of the most amazing daughters on the face of the earth. And, yes, I still have the trophies and certificates and letters of acceptance still proudly displayed throughout our home. But all of that pales in comparison to the pride I feel about the amazing adults they have become.
This is my entry to the Proud Mom's Contest. Two proud moms will win $50! The contest is sponsored by UPrinting event ticket printing services.