Friday, September 4, 2009

Alyssa, the college student extraordinaire

The Proud Mom post.

I think back to where I was September 1990, after I graduated High School. I had just found out I was pregnant with Alyssa.

Rick and I were eighteen, and besides wanting a family, we didn't know much how to do it!

Now our daughter is eighteen. She is a full time college student, doing volunteer work all over our city and county. She worked full time in a Help Desk environment over the summer, and received praise for her work ethic and performance.

When she has free time, she drives to Des Plaines to help my seventy-one year mother with whatever she can help with. She drives grandma to the store, helps out with the chores. Just yesterday after class, she went to my niece, her cousin's open house, because my brother was unable to attend. She went to all of her classes to gather information on the cirriculum.

I know she is going to be embarrassed to read this. But truly, I could not be more proud. She has a giving, selfless soul who thinks of others first.

Blessed for the holiday weekend! I hope you all are too!

Happy Labor Day!!

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

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  1. Aww Thanks mom!!

    Can I go out already? LOL

  2. Maybe when you are 21...haha!

  3. Congratulations to you for having a daughter you can be proud of, and congratulations to your daughter for having a mother who appreciates her.

    Enjoy the long weekend.

  4. Hi Kimmy,
    Wow what an amazing daughter you have. Me and Pete were faced with the same situation as you and Rick. Yet somehow having her saved our lives, she was a true joy growing up except for when she turned three LOL! Christa did everything right, got married first, got a house and then planned for her first child. Not like me at all!! When my Mother was dying in the nursing home she always visited her grandmother although it was sometimes upsetting to see her suffering, My Mom was so excited about her having a baby, her first great grandchild that we knew was a girl. Brianna was born in October of 2007 and my mom got to meet her before she passed away in January of 2008. I will never get over how much joy she gave her grandmother in her last days. I am sure Alyssa will continue to do that for you and Rick and your Mom. I think you should give yourself alot of credit, your kind heart has been passed on to her. Thanks for sharing, you should be proud.
    Love and Light,
    Janet :)

  5. You are very lucky to have such a wonderful, mature, responsible daughter. You raised her well!

  6. Aw, Kimmy such a sweet post. :) Sounds like Alyssa is a lovely girl.

  7. Jessica, it's crazy. Anyone who knows Rick and I from teenagers know how darn lucky we are for her. She saved our lives.

  8. God is great for giving you and your husband a wonderful gift, your daughter..

    I am now following your footprints..

    Marveling Memories
    Etcetera Etcetera
    Spice Up your Life!
    Obstacles & Glories

  9. wow i would be triple prouder if she was my daughter. i wish my baby girl will be like her when she is old enough and be able to offer free help to those who need it. good job in raising your daughter eh!