When I grew up, one of my mom’s favorite saying was: kids are life’s best profit. I didn’t get it then, but I do get it now.
Some people measure their success by the amount in their account. Others by how high they climb up the career ladder.
Me I measure it by my son’s success. I have a tendency to brag about him because I’m beyond excited/ proud/ amazed by all that this kid, this incredible human being, who barely spoke English when we moved to Arizona back in 2003, has accomplished.
His latest achievement is receiving an internship with Amazon for next summer, while finishing his junior year in W. P. Carey International Business School at Arizona State University. Can’t tell you how nervous we all were during the interview process and then how impatient we became with every day of waiting. Can’t tell you how, during his phone interviews I listened on the other side of the door (Mama taught me not to eavesdrop but boy, some life lessons just didn’t stick with me, this being one of them), holding my breath and my fingers crossed, my rampant heart ready to explode in my chest.
Like all the major events in Patrick’s life, I took a memento of the minute he signed the contract, memento worth sharing with the world…
To the kids out there, trying to find their way: Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do it!
To the parents out there: No effort or sacrifice is too big when you help your children go after their dreams!
To my mom: You were right! <3