My Son, the Professional.


I am still pinching myself.

Our knucklehead is now a fully qualified, PADI certified, Dive Instructor, passing his exams with distinctions and sporting a CV chock-full of related qualifications like Rescue Diving and Emergency First Response training.
He’s now adding Free Diving Instructor to that list, and he is on cloud nine.

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Last Sunday, the day after his exams, we went to celebrate with him and the other newly qualified candidates, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the knucklehead happier. He didn’t stop grinning, and if you asked him how he was, he threw his arms in the air and literally whooped!

If you had told me, even two years ago when he had just started his internship, that we would reach this point, I would probably have smiled, hesitant to take it as a given, even though I had all my fingers and toes crossed that he would make this work!
And it has been ALL him. He has had to work and study and look after himself – cooking, cleaning, doing his washing… We paid for his internship and supplied him with groceries, but he had to do all the work!
He has matured and grown up so much.
He is so proud of himself.
And we are so proud of him.

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Wife, mom, cake artist, Guide Dog puppy raiser, ADHD champion, wedding planner, and tattooed cat slave.

12 Responses to My Son, the Professional.

  1. Gill says:

    Thrilled for him and thrilled for you! You must be so proud!

  2. catjuggles says:

    My heart is so full an happy for you all! Reading this gives e so much hope for our future. Angel, you can be so extremely proud.
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  3. deborah says:

    totally awesome news still remember that blog you wrote when your son started this journey. Well done to you both

  4. Cassey says:

    Woo hoo. That is all kinds of awesome, yay him 😀

  5. MeeA says:

    So friggin’ AWESOME! Congratulations again! 🙂

  6. Kerry says:

    This is such wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you!