I remember having a discussion with my extended family members about parenthood and what makes a parent successful. Everyone had something they wanted to achieve as a parent. Some wanted to make sure their children were faithful in religious practice and fulfilled the margin of their potential in that sphere. Some wanted to make sure their children reached certain milestones that they weren't able to achieve themselves as a child. But those are things, although they are great, do not really make a successful parent. These are great things an individual can obtain on their own, something a parent could be proud of if their child obtained it, but that is not a success of the parent, but of the child. A successful parent is one that raises their children with a pure and sincere knowledge that they are loved. It's as simple as that. If my children truly know that I love them, then whatever else comes will be worth it.
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