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Can I PLEASE just brag about my kids for a minute?

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    Default Can I PLEASE just brag about my kids for a minute?



    It's very hard to really let loose with the proud mama act when they see almost everything I write about them - but NOT on here!

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    Here is a shot of the three of us, Abby, me, and Henry during Christmas week in Puerto Rico.

    My beautiful daughter is graduating from Columbia on May 19th, having won the Chemistry Department Award, as well as the school wide excellence in departmental scholarship. She will begin a nine-year MD/Ph.D joint program at the University of Massachusetts (she is one of 12 students admitted into this elite group). After a lab segment this summer, she will do the first 2 years of Med School, then the next 4-5 years on her Ph.D, and finally, the last 2 years of Med School at the end - which, of course, concludes with the whole circus of residencies. Not only is she NOT paying for either degree, she is actually receiving a living stipend for each year.

    Henry, my tall and handsome 18 year-old, is in the midst of a series of concerts, featuring him on first trumpet and some solos. He also just starred in a school play. Henry's going to Cornell University in the fall. Department and other awards have not yet been announced for the high school.

    Abby and Henry are the reason I am in New England this month, and the primary reason I am trying desperately to function during this grieving process. Phillip would have been so proud of them!

    Okay - I'm done, for the moment anyway. Thanks for indulging me!














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    You have much to be proud of, your children are not only smart, talented and beautiful but also loving children - martha

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    You have every reason to feel proud of your children's achievements - I'm sure I would be and so would every other parent. Congrats to you and your children. I'm sure Phillip would have been equally proud.

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    Brag on as much as you like, I would help you. You have every right to be proud of your children's achievements. I am so happy for you, you needed something to bring some happiness into your life right now and it is wonderful that you can realise this through your children.
    My heartiest congratulations to them, and to you, for giving them the nuturing.

    Happy Mother's Day!!!! (Sunday)

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    wow you have a very smart and talent children,i'm really proud off you Maura,of course the apple never fell far from the tree.all two got them from you and Phillips .

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    Brag all you want! You have much to be proud of. Great-looking family.

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    Congratulations to your kids I'm sure you are very proud and happy mother Maura.

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    Thanks to all you wonderfully tolerant people!

    But I have to add one more thing now: Henry plays first trumpet in several different ensembles - jazz, wind, orchestra, etc, and tonight, he was one of three students who were awarded prizes - Henry won the Most Valuable Musician Award. And I was the only person from his family there to see it! God has been good to me these few days. I have another concert of Henry's to look forward to tomorrow night, and then I think I'll take both kids out for a fancy Mother's Day Brunch. There was a time in my life, not too many years ago, whenI dreamed of such things happening - and now they're true.

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    your kids are blooming, be very proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post


    It's very hard to really let loose with the proud mama act when they see almost everything I write about them - but NOT on here!

    Name:  Abby, Mom, Henry, PR 12.27.12.jpg
Views: 409
Size:  199.0 KB

    Here is a shot of the three of us, Abby, me, and Henry during Christmas week in Puerto Rico.

    My beautiful daughter is graduating from Columbia on May 19th, having won the Chemistry Department Award, as well as the school wide excellence in departmental scholarship. She will begin a nine-year MD/Ph.D joint program at the University of Massachusetts (she is one of 12 students admitted into this elite group). After a lab segment this summer, she will do the first 2 years of Med School, then the next 4-5 years on her Ph.D, and finally, the last 2 years of Med School at the end - which, of course, concludes with the whole circus of residencies. Not only is she NOT paying for either degree, she is actually receiving a living stipend for each year.

    Henry, my tall and handsome 18 year-old, is in the midst of a series of concerts, featuring him on first trumpet and some solos. He also just starred in a school play. Henry's going to Cornell University in the fall. Department and other awards have not yet been announced for the high school.

    Abby and Henry are the reason I am in New England this month, and the primary reason I am trying desperately to function during this grieving process. Phillip would have been so proud of them!

    Okay - I'm done, for the moment anyway. Thanks for indulging me!













    You have much to be proud about, Maura! Congratulations!

    cheers,
    BD

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