Having just received my daughters A and AS level results, I feel I want to share with the world the unbelievable pride one feels as a parent. We are all tremendously proud of our kids but there are times when you find it hard to express.
You live your life through your children and as I watched my daughter walk through the school gates to receive her results, both my wife and I felt sick to our stomachs for her. My second daughter who is abroad at the moment was calling to see if we had picked up her results yet. The tension was mounting and after what felt like an eternity my daughter emerged.
Initially, I was confident that she had done well by the way she was walking and speaking to some people, but as she left them her face changed and uncontrollable tears and emotion filled her entire being. My heart dropped as I muttered to my wife – this is not good. We ran towards her to comfort her and hardly able to get the words out, through tears she wailed – I got 4 A’s. Her subjects if you are interested were English, History, politics and Psychology.
With all the excitement and emotion going on we then looked at my other daughters AS results to discover that she had achieved 3 A’s and a B in her chosen subjects of Maths, Biology, Chemistry and French. We immediately called her and read out her results to again a flood of emotion and a slight hint of disappointment at missing out by 3 marks on an A in French. Having since read out all her results again to her at least 20 times, the realisation that her results were outstanding finally dropped and calm was restored.
I am always going on at Inspire how we strive to create moments in all that we do, how nice it is and what a pleasure as a parent to live with moments all the time through your children. Thank you girls for the moment and for being you!