It's Friday again and it's Mommy Moment's time with the topic - Moving Up!
As OFW parents, being far from our growing kids is a lot of sacrifice. But if we see them just doing well and moving up in all aspects of their development, we worry less. One big reward they give us is when they have some achievements, even just little ones. For example, we feel happy that our 10-year old boy who is not the studious-type although gifted with natural wit and special inclination in science and technology, can now do well in practical stuffs, acting like a big man (being the only male)in the house, such as fixing the lights, operating any mechanical and electronic gadgets at home, following complicated directions and manuals and cooking for himself and for his ate.
Sorry, Chris, but I won't be limiting my post on events of just the few weeks as I want to cover a longer term kids' development. Last year, hubby did go home to attend our daughter's graduation and he was a proud dad to go up on stage to put on his eldest's medal being the class salutatorian and Leader of the Year. At least, for both OFW parents, that's very fulfilling especially with our circumstances not being around with our kids for 9 months every year. She did everything on her own without any tutor (I wanna cry!) or help to do her homework and projects and to review her for exams (her rivals have:). Last week, we missed their recognition day but she made it again to the top. To God be the glory for all their success!
One thing I never miss is going home every year to be their most loyal fan and moral supporter on their annual piano as well as voice and violin recitals. It's their 5th year in piano (their 6th year this June). The following videos are the results of their piano teacher's efforts and patience, their Tita Guy's (hubby's cousin) strict but loving guidance and, of course, their own persistence and discipline in practicing and enduring to master even more complicated pieces.
Consistent finalist in their annual piano recital for 3 consecutive years
They're really moving up as we can see when they can already accompany a congregation during church worships. That's actually our main goal in sending them to piano school at young age (girl 7, boy 6) - to serve in the church. To make a living out of their potentials, skills and capabilities (not only education) someday is, of course, most parent's wish to make their children survive on their own. Shouldn't they move up independently then?