Proud Mama

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

Jonathan FivelsdalOkay so I am a proud mama.  A week ago my son Jonathan graduated from Bard College with a major in mathematics.

Because of the existing economic climate this crop of college graduates could be facing a tough time however I suspect this could be a character building period.  A time when things are not just handed to you, and more decision making will go into the choices made.

So congratulations and best wishes to all you 2010 graduates and best wishes with finding a job.

And Jonathan one last instruction put that math degree to good use!

Spoken like a proud mama.

Comments (38)

C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Featured @ Club Chaos

May 30, 2010 12:32 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Gary Jonathon is a wonderful young man and I am sure he will be successful.

Chris thanks for the advice, there are many possibilities with a math major.

Greg Thank you. I expect him to make a meaningful contribution.

Steve we do.  Hard to believe I won't have anyone in school.  I will have to move on to the next phase in my life :)

Paula thank you I am proud.  Recently heard a report about how many students failed to make it to graduation, so I am thankful he went all the way.

May 30, 2010 01:17 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Jennifer  That is an accomplishment of which you both can be proud - good luck to Jonathan

May 30, 2010 01:29 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Jeny thank you and yes I am a proud mama:)

William CT is so close so that can be an option on the table.  Thanks for bringing  that to my attention.

Tim Thank you and I do plan to treasure the moment.

Gita Thank you and you too have a great weekend.

C- Thank you.  As parent we are proud of the accomplishments of our children.  I can still get a kick out of drawings brought home from elementary school.

May 30, 2010 01:34 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Karen thank you.

May 30, 2010 01:39 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Congrats to you and your son Jennifer! Now on to the real world:)

May 30, 2010 02:49 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Jennifer, Congratulations to Jonathan and his proud mama !:-)  It's time to celebrate that achievement!  Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend and good luck to Jonathan in the future.

May 30, 2010 05:26 AM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Oh my gosh - you have got to be over the moon!!!  Congrats to Jonathan!  Havea  wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

May 30, 2010 05:31 AM
Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

Very cool - congrats to Jonathan and to you!!!  All the best to both of you - Jonathan with his career and you with entering your new life phase!  ;-)

May 30, 2010 05:35 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Jennifer, WOO HOO! Congratulations to your son, and of course to the proud mama! Hope he finds the job of his dreams... or at least a job, LOL.

Way to go!

May 30, 2010 12:16 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Jennifer congrats to you and to your hardworking son!  May a job come his way quickly!

May 30, 2010 01:26 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Jennifer, congratulations to Johnathan and his proud mama...all that hard work will hopefully pay when he gets that great job.

May 31, 2010 05:31 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Congrats to Jonathan!! Take the world by the horns :) and have FUN!! ~laura Cerrano

Jun 01, 2010 03:08 AM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker Associate ,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Jenn,

Congrats Mom, and yes you do have lot's to be proud about.

Jun 01, 2010 04:45 PM
Michael J. O'Connor
Diamond Ridge Realty - Corona, CA
Eastvale - 951-847-4883

Sorry I missed this earlier.  Congrats to you and your son.  You have every reason to be proud!!  I hope that he learns from the tough days ahead and when he enters the workforce he will be that much stronger for the experience.

Jun 02, 2010 06:19 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Bill - That is eaxactly what I told Jonathan now it is time to face the real world.

Mary - Thank you. I worked in my garden over the weekend.

Leesa yes I am so happy for him.

Sandy thank you, it will be strange not having a child in school.

Andrea Thank you.  I think most of the graduate would settle for a job.

Deb I am hoping the same.

Rebecca I know you are right.

Laura that is  great advice.

Linda I do.

Michael  you are so right.

Jun 03, 2010 07:18 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Thank you all for your well wishes and helpful suggestion; both Jonathan and I were touched.

Jun 03, 2010 07:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Jennifer - It is always so heartwarming and wonderful when we see our children set goals, and go on to succeed in accomplish them!  You have every right to be proud.  Shoot, I'm proud right along with you!

Jun 03, 2010 11:49 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Major in Mathematics wow!  You deserve to be one proud mama after all these years - what type of work will he be looking for?  Hey Jennifer I'm going to be in New York mid-end august -would love to meet up for a coffee or something?

Jun 06, 2010 07:46 PM
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Jennifer - Your son looks so intelligent, handsome and kind.  I can't help but think he'll do well in the job market.  If he has your social skills, then he's really someone to look out for.  What a combo!  Congratulations!

Jun 16, 2010 04:31 PM