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What Is Your Proudest Mom Moment?

It's hard to hear the amazing story of Debbie and Michael Phelps without getting teary eyed. The single mother sacrificed so much for her son and he in turn made Olympic history. It's fitting that the talented athlete headed straight to the stands to hug her after medaling because before the world rooted for him, she did.
Now decorated with gold medallions and inundated with endorsement deals, one would never guess that Michael used to be a boy distracted by ADHD and Debbie was simply a mom trying to help her son navigate his way. As moms that is our job and while some children achieve their success in the public eye, all kids do amazing things. Whether it was when your daughter said her first word or your son won a relay race, what was your proudest mama moment thus far?

lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
when my middle daughter was 4 and was in her first swim meet. watching her swim 25 yards was the most amazing thing (i think it took about a minute and a half, lol). my oldest daughter has severe autism so anything my middle daughter was able to do was sort of double the amazement "value". and then again last summer when that same daughter won her 100 im by about 15 seconds. when had had the most horrible week ever in our family and she was able to put it aside and focus on that race. i'm tearing up just thinking about it. and since i have it on video i think i'll go watch it :cry:
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I guess those pregnancy hormones don't subside much do they. hahaha
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I was actually getting teary eyed watching Michael Phelps mom thinking how I would feel if it were my kid. lol
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
My son just started walking 3 days ago (he's 10 1/2mo) and seeing do it for the first time got me all teary eyed. I felt like such a dork, until now. :) Thanks ladies. :)
graylen graylen 9 years
I'm not a mom, but I am an aunt and I think my proudest moment thus far was when he started calling me "auntie" shortly after learning to talk.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
faerymagik, your daughter was on the Jr. Dolphin cheer leading team, that's awesome.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
Don't have kids, but my mom was proud i walked the stage in high school since i almost didn't.
redheadkimie redheadkimie 9 years
My daughter started to walk at 8 months. Being my first child I didn't know it was very early. It was the most amazing thing. At her 9 month well baby the doctor seen it and was like OMG. She told me that she was very advanced for her age. I've never be prouder of anyone in my whole life.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 9 years
EVERY day he does something new... and they all just make me amazed that this lil baby boy can figure this stuff out... the quack quack quack he was doing killed me w/pride, and when he figured out how to get his tongue involved w/the raspberry and he was clearly proud of HIMSELF w/that... when he crawled... but i think the BEST is when he makes people laugh... i cant help but feel like "thats my boy" hahaa... i can't even IMAGINE how phelps mom didnt just BURST... eight times.... i'd wld've been a puddle.. a hysterical bursing puddle of pride...
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
so far...watching my son's kindergarten graduation and his awards ceremony for elementary school. He is special needs so everything has been a huge accomplishment and when he received the "most improved student" at his awards ceremony I cried my eyes out. And for my daughter...watching her graduate from high school and watching her cheer for the Miami Dolphins as a Jr. Dolphin cheerleader.
lenepocket lenepocket 9 years
I am not a mom yet and I stress YET!!! My husband and I are talking about it more and more and I am SO getting in the baby mode!!! I can't wait to read all of your's!!! I hope I am a good mom!! :)
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
There are so many, especially since my daughter is my first baby but I think when she started walking. That she did it all by herself was so amazing and she was still so small (11 months) I was a very proud mama at that moment :)
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