My eldest daughter, J, like all of my children make me feel so happy inside and outside, and they all never cease to amaze me with the achievements that they keep achieving in life. It’s actually never ending.
Friday of last week was one such day that my love and pride of my children was just making my heart burst in a way that only your children can manage to do. As they progress through life, we all hope that the the goals and ambitions they have set out for themselves are achieved. It’s always a worry they won’t, but when they do I will always shed a tear of happiness for them. I can’t help it, it is all about the fact that they are realising their dreams.
So last Friday my eldest daughter had her annual awards for the company she works for. She has been to awards nights on a few previous occasions, and had been nominated on occasion, but sadly had never won.
This year was different, my daughter had been nominated for three awards. I know she would have been happy to win any of them, but the one award that she really had her eyes on, which is based solely on stats over the entire year, and she only went and WON!
She text me to tell me that she had won which gave me goose pimples all over when I read it, it really was a wonderful text to read.
My daughter, J, had an opportunity after completing and passing her A’ levels to go to university. She had a place lined up to study, then with a couple of months before she was going to start, she decided it was not for her and what she really wanted to do was get a job. At the time my wife, her step-mum, was working for a large insurance company. She managed to arrange an interview for J, and to cut a long story short she got the job, that was approximately four years ago.
The job over the years has had its ups and downs, but she has faced these issues and learnt along the way how to improve herself to perform better in the workplace.
The decision to work and not to go university was completely the right decision for her. For me my daughter is a fine example of a woman empowering herself in the workplace. It’s truly brilliant to finally see women being acknowledged and leading the way in the workplace, and are now more than equal if not better than her their male counterparts, and it makes me incredibly proud my daughter is one of them.
When my daughter J was about four years old I used to sit on the patio and we would look at the stars and I used to say to her reach for the stars and everything you want in life will be yours, she always tells me she can’t remember this, but actually I think subconsciously she does, so I’m taking some of the credit for her success. Haha!
Well done! My darling daughter J, this award is richly deserved, because I know how hard you work to be the best you can. Love you lots xxx Dad