I Wanted My Parents to Be Proud of Me

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    Now I'll Never Know

    My father passed away in 2000 and my mother in 2007. They were an awesome married couple and raised me with all I needed. Never abusive, always kind yet stern. I graduated high school with honors a year early and went away to Northern Illinois University at 17. The Freshman...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    Meh.......

    They should be but their not............ PFFFFFFFFFFT their lose, not mine :)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    Thier Gennration

    My mothers 65 years old all I ever wanted was her and dad to say hun I am proud of you .I am proud of the woman and mother you have made of your self . but to them to ask or even think of someting like that that i needed was impossable dream to even immaganging but it...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Dec 27, 2009

    Thier Gennration

    My mothers 65 years old all I ever wanted was her and dad to say hun I am proud of you .I am proud of the woman and mother you have made of your self . but to them to ask or even think of someting like that that i needed was impossable dream to even immaganging but it...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    Dec 27, 2009

    I Did...

    I spent my life trying to be what my parents want me to be. I had played that role for a very long time. But after almost losing my life, I just couldn't play the role anymore. I had to be myself. :-) This did not go over well, at first. I started speaking up for what I wanted...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 1, 2009

    Instead

    I moved out when I was 17 and got pregnant. Because of this I have lost my father forever. He refuses to acknowledge my son, my partner and until recently me. He told me just the other day, "I still like you." He likes me?? He said he is grieving over everything I have...
    JadedJewel JadedJewel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2009

    Anything I Do Isn't Good Enough

    Parent are suppose to be the people that you look up to as you grow up, they are suppose to understand everything you're feeling, if the can't understand them they should at least try to understand them. They should allow you to let you follow your dreams and not theirs. I am...
    patel1995 patel1995
    16-17, F
    Jul 10, 2012

    I Tried For Years

    and i was never good enought for them i was the black sheep and any thing lower you could thing of it where i fit in i knew no other way of life but yet i knew i was not like that sure i may have done some things wrong like the day i tried to kill my self at 5 years old i was...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Aug 31, 2011

    Oops

    My parents paid my way through communtiy college and university. I should have stayed in L.A. and gotten a job there. But I met someone on the internet who was younger in Connecticut and went off with him. Regret! Shortly, after I did that my mom passed away and I wnder if she...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    Just About Given Up, Though

    I am so vastly different from my mom and dad that we may as well be from different planets.  Somehow I never felt I quite lived up to their expectations....  never mind that what may be easy for them is a massive challenge for me.  I try to pretend that I don't...
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2009

    Sometimes I'm Not Certain They Were

    I was a pretty smart kid - smart enough to realize, when I reached a certain age, that my situation with two living and loving parents was unusual. Many of my classmates had one parent or the other due to divorce or widowhood. Stepparents weren't as common then as they were a...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Aug 26, 2013
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