MOMI MUSINGS/ on gray hair and medals

Mar 24, 2016 | Only Berlin

I would like to believe that gray hair shows wisdom in age, experiences in life, and brings respect as well.  It was only that Saturday after reviewing some of our photos that I noticed my gray hair tends to grow in random clusters. I may say this mother is not getting any younger but haven’t lived long enough to turn her experiences into wisdom. She, however, always feels the respect of her boys especially that Saturday and the day after that.

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One graduated with honors while the other was promoted to grade five and was awarded the highest honors.   And both happily related the good news to their parents and invited them to receive the recognition with them.

Our Second Son finished elementary education with honors.  I saw in his face the happiness graduation brings to any student. But very evident as well was the loneliness in his eyes as he will be leaving his school friends (He will be transferring to a new school). He got a good number of close friends in school, very unlike his mama.

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Our Big Bunso, on the other hand,  received recognition as grade four’s first honors. He was also the recipient of the Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) award, for having shown exemplary skills in Computer. He also brought home four more recognition for his academic excellence in English, Filipino, Aralin Panlipunan, and Computer. The school likewise acknowledged his effort for participating in an interschool IT Challenge wherein he placed second out of about 30 participating schools.

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Thank you to our two boys who value education as much as we do.  Keep up the good work and attitude.  And always remember, my boys, that our goal for the next school year is not to be a better person than others.  We need to be a better person than our yesterday.

Again, congratulations and enjoy your school break!

38 Comments

  1. msbolin

    Thank you and yes, really blessed to have such boys.

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  2. momsterteacher

    The great thing about having children is that things like gray hair (even in clusters!) become mundane. These “problems” become almost non-existent, as they get cancelled out by the joy and pride that our children bring us.

    Congrats, Mommy! I’m sure you’re a huge part of why they turned out to be such fine, young men.

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    • msbolin

      Thank you for your kind words. Hope our kids will turn out to be real gentlemen. Your Raviv (did I get it right?) is such a cutie and smart.

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  3. Madz

    Wow you must be one proud mommy! On gray hair I think if you feel like rockin it go ahead 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Yes, one proud mama here! I’m enjoying my gray hair. Ihihi.

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  4. xotheurbancat

    Congratulations! You’re lucky to have bright kids like them 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Thank you! And you have such wonderful cooking skills! Sorry can’t help but comment. I just love everything coming out from that kitchen.

      Reply
  5. Nostalgic Momma

    I love the goal you’ve set for your boys next year. To be a better person than out yesterday. 🙂 congratulations to your boys! I’m sure you are one proud mommy. 😀

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    • msbolin

      Real proud mom here. And thank you. 🙂

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  6. Pearl P.

    Wow congratulations on raising smart and good looking kids. 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. 🙂

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  7. Our Eat Dates

    Congratulations! I know how you feel… Have a 9-yo boy too 🙂

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  8. Louisa Mercado

    Congratulations! I’m also starting to have the dreaded gray hair! Oh no!

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    • msbolin

      Haha. Cheers to gray hair! I’m starting to love them. They look like highlights to me though Walang style at Walang direksyon. Ihihih

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  9. ninasogue

    Wow you’re a very blessed mom! I hope my son will be an achiever too someday 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. Surely your boy will be what you like him to be- in that case, an achiever- if you support him all the way. Good luck to us moms in taking care of our boys.

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  10. curated1ifestudio

    Many people fret about having grey hair, it’s wonderful that you have such a positive outlook with them! (One I may need to adopt myself!)

    Congratulations to your boys, and congratulations to raising to fine young men! I can see why you’re glowing in happiness in your photo! 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. My gray hair will always remind me that my husband and I were able to survive another year of tuition fee payments and increases. Its really hard to put children to school but we are thankful are boys value education as much as we do.

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    • msbolin

      And thank you, by the way

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  11. Marjorie Gavan

    It’s so nice that you’re able to draw something inspiring from something that most of us dread, getting gray hairs that is. Looks like you did a good job with your kids, congratulations to them!

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. And they are now so happy that vacation is here. Perhaps my gray hair aren’t that plenty yet thats why I am not panicking that much.

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  12. Jessica Ayun

    I always see gray hair as a treasure. It’s a symbol of hardwork, experience and blessings. Love how it makes you keep proud and your boys make it better. You are truly blessed!

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. I just love how you describe it – symbol of hardwork, experience, and blessings. God blesses you and your family always.

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  13. ROBERT LEE

    Hindi ko po napansin ang gray/white hair. I tried looking pero wala akong nakita. What I did notice are the recognition your kids received. May they grow up to be fine people. 🙂

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    • msbolin

      I also pray they grow up to be fine men. Thank you.

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  14. Chandrangsu Biswas

    Congratulations to the lads. Hope they will be prosperous in future. My Academic examinations coming soon. Maybe I can acquire the fame as your lads did. 🙂

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  15. Cai Dominguez

    You’re still beautiful even with grayed hairs. And that’s something to be thankful coz it means you’re still alive. Congratulations to your two intelligent sons. I feel how proud are you with there achievements 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. Indeed proud of their achievements. And i hope they continue to be responsible and diligent students.

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  16. Klaudia

    How lovely to see a woman proud of her kids ( and her gray hair that came with it 🙂 ) You are very blessed to have such amazing boys , shows that you have done an excellent “job” in bringing them up ! Enjoyed reading about your family , thanks for that and lots of success for the boy’s further development !

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    • msbolin

      Thank you. I appreciate your wishes for my boys. Bless your family as well.

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  17. SofarsoSabine

    I think it’s nice not to have grey hair until 30 years. After that, I understand that that is part of life. I think I will color it a little bit maybe. I think it’s not looking bad at you at all! Nice that the kids are doing great. Must be a blessing :)!

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    • msbolin

      They are indeed my blessings. As of now, I have no plans of coloring my gray hair. I love looking and brushing them.

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  18. Alison

    Wow! I can tell you are a proud mother by the way you talk about your boys! They are doing so great and I attribute that to great parenting and hard work ethic.

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    • msbolin

      Thank you and yes, proud parent here.

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  19. Clair Kelly

    You are right to embrace your grey hair!! It tells a story of your life. i am very happy to ready that your boys are doing really well. You should be so proud

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