Esther Okade (age 10)
It’s so interesting (regarding enrollment in a distance learning college). It has the type of maths I love. It’s real maths — theories, complex numbers, all that type of stuff,” she giggles. “It was super easy. My mum taught me in a nice way. I want to (finish the course) in two years. Then I’m going to do my PhD in financial maths when I’m 13. I want to have my own bank by the time I’m 15 because I like numbers and I like people and banking is a great way to help people. ~Esther Okade, cnn.com
For now we want her to enjoy her childhood as well as her maths. By the time she was four I had taught her the alphabet, her numbers, and how to add, subtract, multiply and division. ‘I saw that she loved patterns so developed a way of using that to teach her new things. I thought I would try her with algebra, and she loved it more than anything. She wants to be a millionaire. ~Mrs. Omonefe Okada (Esther’s mother) DailyMail.com
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Just So Happy: Esther (left) is pictured last year with her mother Omonefe (right) after passing her A-level in maths. Congratulations, Esther!
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Parenthood is such a lesson in self-sacrifice.
The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.
~James E. Faust
Becoming a mother cannot help but change things. An author’s life is reflected in their writing, whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is one of the biggest life changes there is. ~Sarah Zettel
The essence of parenthood is to make children think that they are the most handsome, intelligent, brilliant person in the world.
There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.
~Peter De Vries
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man.