Allow me to brag in this blog post. Let me be a happy, proud Mom, allow me to cry happy tears.
Finally, in this very day, my eldest daughter Patrixia Amor fondly called “Ishi” graduated from college with a degree of BS in Nursing. I am very proud and extremely happy in this momentous events in her life.
When my husband and I graduated from college we are already starting a young family then, I had many times told and retold in this blog our story about our teenage marriage HERE). We are both not able to experience wearing toga and marching down the graduation isle back then. We had different priorities before, instead of paying for the graduation ceremony fee and buying our graduation dress we opted to spent it with Ishi’s milk and needs that time. So to make the long story short we skipped our graduation day…It was really a hand to mouth existence those times. Those were one of the toughest days of our lives.
From that day on, my husband and I promised that we may not be able to give our kids enough material riches in life but we will give them the gift of education which can help them jumpstart in this journey called life.
I am very happy, actually extremely is an understatement since if there are more superlative words to describe how my husband and I feel, so let it be. I was all in tears of joy as my daughter marched her way into the stage. Ang sarap pala ng feeling. I am just saddened na dahil maaga kami nag asawa, my husband and I were not able to give this opportunity of joy to our parents. One thing I realized, graduation is an important and happy day for students, but it’s also a day for mom and dad to feel proud and retain their bragging rights.
My thoughts and emotions were all captured by the message of my OFW husband to our daughter. If there is one person who truly deserves to be recognized, it is my husband’s sacrifice as an OFW. It saddens me that Allan was not able to see her daughter graduate in all her graduations (except her Kinder Moving Up day) Let me share to you my husband’s FB message to our little princess.
Happy Graduation sa iyo anak , i am proud of you!! I may not be there physically, but I am always here to support you all the way..Mahal na mahal kita anak..Salamat sa pag aaral ng maigi at pagiging inspiration kay Icko.Sulit ang sacripisyo at pagod ko sa pagtatapos mong ito anak.Grumaduate ka Patrixia Amor ng elementary,high school at college wala ako , pero di bale ang mahalaga nakapagtapos ka sapat na sa akin yu #tearyeyedproudpapa #pamilyangofw, #proudpapa,#katasngsaudi
To my Ishi, remember that this is just a start of another milestone in your life, the board exam is on your way. But always remember that whatever journey you would take, Mama and Papa will always be here to love you, to support you and boost your morale each and very day of your life….
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)