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Jackie Forster emotional as son Jared goes away for choral concert in South Africa

/ 11:23 AM February 12, 2019
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Jackie Forster could not help but be an emotional mama after son Jared flew to South Africa all by himself to participate in a choral concert.

Forster shared via Instagram on Feb. 11 that she has been crying a lot since Jared left for Johannesburg.

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“It’s his first time to fly without us and for more than 3 days!??” Forster wrote. “He joined 10 other international schools to form the large group in the video, singing many songs in different African languages.”

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I’ve been crying a lot lately, @jared_therockstar has been away for the past week for a choir concert in Johannesburg, South Africa with the school choir. It’s his first time to fly without us and for more than 3 days!?? 😢 He joined 10 other international schools to form the large group in the video, singing many songs in different African languages. He’s been preparing since beginning of the school year, taking up his lunches or recess just to participate. They’ve worked so hard for this but he had the time of his life! I can’t believe how much he has grown up this last year and how much he has achieved with stern and consistent guidance and his own perseverance. Remember no matter how difficult things get and even if others will judge you – only you know what’s best for your child. Parents don’t always get it right, nobody is perfect but keep your heart in the right place, one day things start to fall into place.. slowly they do! It’s always a few steps forward and then two steps back, but what matters is your are making progress! I am beyond proud of my Jardski ❤️ Slowly making his dreams come true! baby boy no more 😭 😭 😭 #jaredtherockstar 🎶 (excuse the bad resolution and sound it’s a video of the the video from the Livestream)

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Forster further shared that Jared had been preparing for the choral concert since the beginning of the school year and had worked so hard along the way. 

“I can’t believe how much he has grown up this last year and how much he has achieved with stern and consistent guidance and his own perseverance,” she said of her son.

In her post, she shared some video clips of Jared’s performance in South Africa. In the videos, Jared can be seen singing in the front right of the stage, wearing a yellow necktie.

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Forster, like any mother, cannot help but be proud of Jared, who she says is a “baby boy no more.”

She was also all praises for Jared last January when she shared to her fans that he got a high merit in his Grade 1 singing exams.

Forster, then, shared Jared’s certificate from The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London, indicating he passed with distinction.

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You guys!!!! Excuse me for a moment, magyayabang ako 😊 .. my dark horse 🐎 is coming in from the outside… (if you’ve watched a horse race you know this 😉) @jared_therockstar got a high merit for his singing exams, they gave him a Distinction!!! Which their music teacher ms.Grace told me is the biggest pleasure and compliment specially since it’s his first exam. She is so proud of them both. Even told me a few months back during the exams that she sincerely thinks Jared is one of the most talented kids she has ever taught. Sure enough he received this distinction. She wasn’t surprised. He just needs more support on his sight singing but his aurals are on its way! These moments that I share of pride and joy are always leaps for us when looking back at where we came from. Helping him by being strict when it come to his main strengths is tiring, it hasn’t been easy.. but it is all falling into place. These milestones and achievements help so much with his confidence in other aspects too. #proudmama #mamajacksdiyprojects #jaredtherockstar 🎤

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“Their music teacher Ms. Grace told me [it] is the biggest pleasure and compliment specially since it’s his first exam,” raved Forster. “Even told me a few months back during the exams that she sincerely thinks Jared is one of the most talented kids she has ever taught.”

Great job, Jared!  /ra

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