Thursday, December 24, 2009

Of Sweat and Sweet Success

I drove to MyC's school with trembling hands on the steering wheels. While I tried to stay focused on the road which seemed endless, I joked at her not looking smart in her old school uniform. Every now and then I took a deep breath and shaking my head as if there were water in my ears. As I parked my car at the school backyard, I knew I lost my coolness! Suddenly, there were butterflies in my stomach. My head spun a bit and I felt sick. MyC hastened her pace and left me behind. She was steady while my world appeared to tumble before me. I knew there and then ... she was no longer the baby I used to pamper. My heart sank as I watched her mingled with her friends in the school hall. She looked dignified and full of confidence.

I settled down with a few parents that I had known for almost my daughter's school-life. Only then I retained my composure and was in my usual cheerful self again. And then the results were in and one by one the straight As students' name were announced and one of them was my baby... I cried as some friends patted my back and some reached out to hug me.

MyC received her slips from her principal and was in the group of forty seven of straight As achievers. And as always the girls outnumbered the boys... Her success was made sweeter with most of her friends who scored were from her kindergarten days to primary school to the present. Even sweeter, her bosom friends who left for boarding schools and Mara colleges got through with flying colours. Alhamdulillah.

Congratulations Girl.... Mummy loves you so much and is very proud of you. Can I count on you for another eight or ten As in SPM? Start gearing up from now on...

p/s My congratulations too to my cousin Dira of Kolej Tunku Kurshiah. To niece Nina, who scored seven As, you did well.... congrats!

13 comments:

minmin said...
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pakmat said...

..congratulations, lili..children have a way of growing faster than their parents can keep pace with..before you know it, it will be time for risek-merisek..:)..so savour the moment with them..

lili said...

..thanks pakmat...
hehe...now you're giving me the chills... the thought of me giving away my girl just scare my wits out of me!

Have a nice day!

somuffins said...

Lili, I know how you must have felt. 1juta ringgit pun tak sama ketika nih kan kan? hehe.. Tahniah to your daughter and to you too.

lili said...
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lili said...

CS,

Thank you dear.

You cannot imagine how surreal the feeling is...

Thanks also for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

hee. 10 A's for SPM in two years time !:)
hihi
love u mi ! :D

lili said...

hmm.... next time leave a name!
You're welcome, baby...
Love you too! - mummy

Oldstock said...

Wow... a string of blogger-friends with daughters getting straight A's. That's cool.

Congratulations to the young lady... and good job to the umi too.

lili said...

Oldstock,

Thanks, thanks!

Hey, I thought you're on holiday! Oh, I forgot... once a blogger always a blogger, hehe!

So... dah makang sata?

p/s: Anne left a message for you @ 'the weekend that was'. Pls read!

Oldstock said...

Lili,

Most hotels have wi-fi now, so cannot help but peek into the blogosphere before turning in, hehehe...

Semalam makan satar dan otak-otak. Petang tadi makan kopok lekor, ikan, udang dan sotong celup tepung. Esok tak tau maka apa pulok...

Pasni kena check kolesterol la...

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Lili, very interesting cherita.
Congratulations on your daughter's excellent results.
She exceeded yours and everyone's expectations.

Here's wishing you the very best of Seasons greetings, have a Happy new year....stay young, stay beautiful. Best regards, Lee.

lili said...

Hello there, Uncle Lee!

Thank you on my girl's behalf. I should say I did not expect it but that sweet lass had worked hard and she knew if she missed one A... she'd be grateful too because she had tried her utmost ability.

Thanks for the good wishes and Happy New Year to you too...
Aha, I'm trying to stay beautiful and young but alas, we can't defy nature, can we? Hehe!