My first thought was, my children probably care more about the time I spend with them than what I achieve in life.
Is it important for our children to be proud of us? Aren't we the ones that should be proud of them?
All this time raising my kids, I've never felt like I should be doing more, achieving more, winning awards, in order to make my kids proud. If I did any of those things, it would be in service to the Lord, or to better my ownself, or to make my own parents proud!
Now, as I've gotten older I can definitely say that I am proud of my parents, but it's not for some big incredible feat in life. It's for the small things like their giving hearts and real, genuine personalities. For just being themselves. Growing up I don't ever remember wishing my parents had accomplished more.
I do remember them loving me, putting their children first, and always being there.
The only awards I plan on anytime soon is a World's Greatest Mommy picture made from a paper plate and the constant praises of how I am the bestest when I put clean pajamas in their drawer and can give The Best soft-voiced reading of Goodnight Moon three times in a row every night. This makes me proud.