It is every parent’s joy and fulfillment when their children are able to achieve something. One of the greatest gifts any parent can give is the privilege to education. It takes great effort and patience for the parents to journey a child from nursery, kindergarten to high school then moving forward to college. All of their sacrifices will soon be worth it!
However, some parents find it difficult when they see their children graduate high school and move on to college. It is one of the most difficult transitions for any parent. All those years of every day bonding come to an end. The early morning rush of preparing the meals and driving the kids to school making sure they won’t be late are just some of those precious memories.
Once they enter college, kids are now stepping into a new place for them to grow, discover and explore life on their own- without the constant help from a parent. A journey of becoming grown up and encountering those days of #adulting!
That’s why any parent could totally relate to how one Mom from Pennsylvania felt. Ann Pinto McCarney had a difficult time dealing with the fact that her son Liam was going to college. During the first few weeks of school, McCarney was saddened that her son never bothered to call her. To cope with this, McCarney took her frustrations out on Facebook, where she posted a video of a lighthearted rant. It quickly went viral and now has millions of views.
McCarney jokingly expressed, “I haven’t heard from you in a while, and I thought maybe you forgot about me.” This adorable mom talks about all the roles she’s juggled as a mom. For instance, she states she was her son’s personal chef and chauffeur. One funny thing she includes in the video is that she reminds her son how to use a smartphone!
She closes with, “So now I know I’m going to hear from you, especially before your mother and father have to pay the next installment for your tuition in November.”
May this be a reminder to all of us that we should always make time for our families regardless how difficult the distance and our seasons may be! When was the last time you made a call to your loved one? Go ahead and dial on!
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