You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
- Meryl Streep, actress who has won three Academy Awards and has been nominated more times than any other actor or actress. (1949- )
Parents are happy and satisfied when their children are happy and doing well. You may take pride in their achievements, but that is not what brings you joy. No, it's the sharing of love and the quality of your relationship that means the most. Fame and success are fleeting, but the love shared between a parent and child lives on and is passed on from generation to generation. Mitch Albom says it best, "Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone." - M. J.