Tuesday, June 5, 2018

He did it! and an update

Our son passed every one of the gauntlet of tests for his nine-month-long intensive paramedic course, including the final one, the regional exam this morning. The text he just sent to his dad, sister, and me:


When I got the text, I sat alone in my house, all choked up. This is my child who never loved school, at least the academic part, who didn't plan to ever go back into a classroom when he finished college. Except he had to, in order to pursue his dream. And now this. He finished one point behind the first place score. I am so proud of him I could burst. 


Update: Thank you all for your kind comments. Please pray for my boy out there on the streets. He's been assigned to a rather rough part of town, and on the overnight shift—which he welcomes. He says the calls will be more varied and will force him to grow. Perhaps it is a law of nature that a parent's heart is never at rest.


16 comments:

  1. Dang. I'm so proud of him that I could burst and I've never even met him!
    Wow. Just...WOW!!!!

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  2. Your son has been in my thoughts. Wonderful to know that he scored so well on the tests that prove that he has learned everything he needs to know to become an excellent paramedic! Yaaayyy!

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  3. Congratulations to you all--to him for his accomplishment and to his parents for nurturing and supporting him to find and follow his own path, so different from yours!

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  4. A million congratulations to the son and to the mother who stands behind him.

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  5. Well done, ALL! I hope that the saving of lives will out do the stress and trauma he will likely face. So pleased that such a great guy will be out there to help! renewed faith!

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  6. Congratulations! This calls for a celebration for an outstanding accomplishment. He's meeting his goals and this is wonderful. I feel your elation - you raised a son to be very proud of. Susan

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  7. Congratulations! I had no doubt he would excel. Like Mary, I feel proud of him as well!
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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  8. No wonder your heart is full - he has made a big dream come true. And he will make a difference in so many lives. Big congratulations to him and hugs to you :)

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  9. Well done to your lovely boy. I feel proud of him too! You should feel proud of yourself and husband too Rosemary as you have brought him up to be the man he is. I hope that he stays safe. X

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  10. Congratulations to your wonderful son and to the whole family. Inspiring in every way. The world becomes a better place.

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  11. This is fantastic! I am going to show it to my son Henry who has similar aspirations. And I will keep him and you in my thoughts -- it will be okay.

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  12. That's FANTASTIC! Congratulations to him! He's going to be changing lives, for the better … and our world certainly needs more like him.

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  13. Congratulations! I know it does your mama heart proud to see your children set goals and achieve them. I'm proud of him and and I'm proud of you all for the love and support that you clearly have and show for one another.

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  14. Congratulations to your son for pursuing and achieving his dreams. It's natural for you to worry -- what parent wouldn't? But he is doing what he loves, which is the important thing.

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  15. What an amazing human being you birthed! Congratulations and Blessings upon him. XXXOOO

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  16. That's wonderful news. May he be safe always.

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