Mom, Dad – This One’s For YOU!

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Although I’ve only been a parent for six short years, I quickly learned that one of the most satisfying things is when someone tells you “you done good” by complimenting your child’s behavior. It makes you grin ear-to-ear while your heart swells with more love than you ever imagined you could feel. And then it happens all over again every time you think of those words that, in some small way, said “all your hard work is paying off”.

Today, my parents were complimented by my boss. Hahaha. During my annual review, she told me that I was clearly raised really well, have a beautiful work ethic, integrity, and am genuine. Nice, right? And really, all of those things have very little to do with me, and everything to do with the strong foundation two wonderful individuals instilled in me. All I had to do was keep on, keepin’ on along the path they set.

At 37, I don’t often get direct opportunities to recognize everything my parents have done for me. But today was a good opportunity: it’s the adult equivalent of getting an “O” on your Catholic school report card. And since I am not close by, and since they don’t have to sign my annual work review so I can turn it back in, I figured sharing it with the world via my blog was the next best thing. (Ok, probably not the world. But at least 30 people who read this puppy.)

It’s funny how, even at 37, I am still happy when I can make them proud. And hopefully reading this does. 🙂

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  1. Mom

    As I read this, my heart felt all the things you descibed in the first paragraph of this blog… Congratulations on the good review once again xxoo Mom
    ps… do you think those qualities are from me or dad (still waiting for my bosses to tell me that !! hahhahahaaha!

    February 7th, 2013 // Reply
    • goingwestcoastal

      Haha, Mom. Definitely both. Although Dad might have the slight edge on the integrity front since he and I both would have returned the coins when they fell off the back of the truck. LOL – remember that? Dad was horrified.

      February 7th, 2013 // Reply
  2. Dad

    Thanks Bridget!! You make me proud every day ands it was very hard typing this throught the tears.. HAHA

    Love

    DAD

    February 7th, 2013 // Reply
    • goingwestcoastal

      Geez, Dad – are you losing your edge? 🙂 Hahaha. I know, I know. It was very nice. And I guess nice to know that me hoarding all the towels in my room as a teen didn’t hold me back. Hahaha!

      February 7th, 2013 // Reply
  3. Megan

    HOW SO VERY NICE 🙂 Yeah, Flannerys.

    February 7th, 2013 // Reply
  4. goingwestcoastal

    I know, Meg, right? 🙂

    February 7th, 2013 // Reply
  5. Glenda

    That was a very nice compliment to your parents who we all know have done a great job with all of you. I really think it was nice how you shared it. Everyone should be so lucky.

    February 8th, 2013 // Reply

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