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First of Many

Posted 08-20-2008 at 08:44 AM by BagongBuhay

I'm not sure if this is the right title to this. First of Many is the name we gave to the first stuffed animal my husband, then fiance, won in one of those arcade-type booths you drop a fortune in before grabbing a toy.

Today is the first day of school, once again. Except, for some reason, my husband felt a little differently dropping our 13-year old to high school on her first day. To him, dropping her off at high school had more of an emotional impact than her first day in kindergarten. He called me on the cell phone right after dropping the kids off, first in 7th grade and then in high school, just telling me that it was a sobering experience. I fully understood where he came from. I even asked him if he was teary-eyed, and when he admitted to being so, I laughed and teased him that he was worse than a mom at the bus stop dropping off her kindergartner on the first day. Were you bawling your eyes out, I asked. He said right about, as he was driving. And that's when I told him that this was just the first of many now. He'd do it again as she graduates high school, and then graduates college. I told him that he would be crying a river at her wedding. So would I, but there is something about a grown man, a brute one at that, just totally melting at the milestones his children, especially his daughter, reach. Now, I would too, but that's expected! And oh, the joy of the first grandchild.

So to all the parents who watched the first of many successes, events and days to remember of your children, a toast to you and a celebration. Parenthood, as trying and challenging as it may be has its rewards too priceless to even describe!
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  1. Old Comment
    What a nice blog entry! And you named it perfectly.
    Posted 10-01-2008 at 08:38 PM by Macrina Macrina is online now
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    I am the mother of a 13 going on 30 young lady. Just picked up her uniform for next year as she will begin her H.S. career. I am anticipating the moment she comes home from her next first day of school. This time with the belief she is an adult. Very scary, exciting, challenging to begin yet another round. It was just the other day asked me to fix her hair just right for that first day of grammar school. Now, she will probably spend hours fixing her own hair and letting me know mine is not quite right. They grow up so fast! The funny thing is-if there was a rewind button, I would do it all over again.
    Posted 05-12-2009 at 07:32 AM by chunkeytabby chunkeytabby is offline

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