I make it to a point that he doesn’t feel guilty or condemned if he doesn’t perfect an exam.
Just enjoy what you do.
Today, I went to his school for a parent-teacher conference and to receive his first quarter report card.
A couple of parents got there before me so I had to wait for my turn. I scanned the classroom. Observing the children’s art works on the walls. Finally, my gaze fell upon the board. And this made my heart smile.
I am so blessed to have a son who has learned that getting high grades means honoring God and his parents.
Congratulations Neil! We are all so proud of you.
His other awards:
Excellence in Christian Living Education – When he was four, one of his ninongs gave him a Children’s Bible. He’d insist that I read it to him EVERY night. Eventually, he began to practice reading with it. A while ago, his class moderator and teacher in CLE applauded him for knowing all the bible stories
Excellence in Mathematics – Teaching him the value of money
Excellence in SIBIKA – This made my heart jump! I remembered our trip to Fort Santiago
Excellence in Science and Health – There were nights when he’d insist that I read to him a junior anatomy book. Though I was so tired then, I’d still do it.
One by one, I went through the certificates and thought of the parties and barkada hang-out I missed because I had to go home early.
It was all worth missing them.
And oh, this is my favorite. Every morning, before he boards the school service, I don’t tell him to be a good boy. Instead, I tell him:
“Be a loving person.” ❤
(I got this from Ate Thammie Sy‘s blog.)
Sometimes, he’d give me a good-bye kiss and say those lines before I can.
And this special award showed me that he really applies it.