My boys came from school this afternoon. And the first thing Second son told me after asking for my blessings was “the test folder is with me now.” He got his test folder and handed it to me. Though his voice was not at all cocky, I’ve sensed that he got good grades to show off. So I flipped the test folder and the test papers. he got perfect scores in Filipino and Language; one mistake each in Reading and Sibika; two mistakes in Mathematics; and five mistakes in Science. I then asked him how his other classmates performed especially those in the honors list, and he relayed to me he got the most number of highest scores.
I tried to remember how our past week went. When we reviewed for his Aralin Panlipunan mastery exam, he kept on forgetting the important names and dates. He must have been too tired already. Before that, he came from a meeting and church service. He is an acolyte in our parish.
I was so frustrated that I told him to sleep already and we continue our review tomorrow morning. He told me he still can review that night as he needs to be at the church by 7:30am in time for his 8:00am mass service and another one at 10:00am. After that, he has been tasked to take part in the vigil procession which will start at 3:00pm and might end at 7:00pm.
I made him choose if he would serve in the morning or join the procession in the afternoon. I stressed that with his activities for tomorrow, there will be no time left for him to study for his Monday exams. He was crying when he told me he can’t choose as he would want to attend to both services and still able to spare time to review for his exams. He promised me after that he will get a high score on his mastery exams.
And so he fulfilled that promise.
He must have really sensed my frustration. Either wanting to please his mama or doing it for himself, his hard work paid off. He earned good grades for his mastery exams.
I am a bit pushy especially in his studies as he would be graduating grade school this March and I would want him to graduate with honors. He used to come up on stage every recognition day and be awarded first honors. Sadly though, on his sixth grade, his class ranking slipped from first to fourth.
I always believe in you, second son. Your perseverance and intelligence can bring you to places. We can still do it. We have the 4th periodical examinations.
And I am not giving up because you told me yourself that you also want to regain what you had before.
As once said by American football player Ralph Marston,
“Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground.”
But you have proven to yout mama that anything lost is a lesson learned that pushes you to regain everything.
It’s Saturday and you had your usual 8:00am acolyte meeting. Thank you, son, for coming home on time.
He still did a great job mommy! And congrats to you too!
Thank you. 🙂
I think your son is doing a great job so far since he got high scores still. 🙂
Thank you and I hope he continue that way.
He’s doing great! Keep the motivation young boy.. Congrats to mommy as well! 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Aww, such a good boy keeping his promise. I think it’s a good sign that your son already knows who to balance his extra curricular activities and studies at such a young age. Good job to you too Mommy!
Yes, I like it when somebody keeps his promises, Sino ba naman ang Hindi? 🙂 and yes, I hope he will continue being responsible and knows Na how to balance his studies and other activities. Thank you, mommy.
I’m happy to hear that he’s back on track. Your second son seems effortlessly smart not just academically but also about life in general. He’s a well-rounded kid. Kudos to you!
Yes, I believe so too. He is smart Talaga. And super deep mag-isip. Kaso Medyo matigas ulo 🙁 Pero he is kind and patient and loving naman.
Wow your boy did a great job sis 🙂 Congratulations ang sarap sa pakiramdam ng isang mommy na may anak na ganyan.
Thank you. 🙂
WOW! Your son did such a great job! Congrats to him and to you for being such a supportive mom!
Your son do well 🙂 and the good thing he even serve God
Thank you. Yes, he’s been an acolyte for more than four years Na. 🙂
We have to appreciate the good and try to get past the bad. Being a mom is a real challenge.
Thank you for these words. I can sometimes be too emotional when I hear words like these from fellow moms because I know you understand the struggle and also the pain and join. Thanks again.
Being a mom is hard. I don’t know how you do it, Berlin. But you’ve raised a good boy. Imagine, he cares enough to go to church and even serve on top of his exam review! That’s rare. I’m glad you pulled through. What a proud moment it must be to see the fruits of both your labor.
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Thank you. Yes, parenting can be real tough. It has its own rewards, too. 🙂