Tonight, Little Darling graduated.
Tonight, Little Darling received an award of recognition upon graduation.
That is not an uncommon occurrence.
What is uncommon is the award itself. The Bishop John Maury Allen Award is not given for being the most popular or being the best athlete. It is not even given for academic excellence. It is not given every year. If there is not a deserving student graduating, the award is not bestowed at all. This award has only been given six times in the past fifty years. The Bishop John Maury Allen Award is only given to a student who exemplifies the standards of character and a personal commitment to excellence in thought, and integrity of actions that the school hoped to instill in young people when it was founded fifty years ago.
Tonight Little Darling brought it home.
I'm proud. Damned proud.