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Tonight, we attended the last school honors program for Ben and our cousin, Victoria.  Both received recognition and Ben got his academic letter, Cambridge Completor and President’s list.

After the program, as we stood in the lobby taking pictures, it was hard not to get a bit weepy.  Victoria’s dad and I are five days apart in age, and would have graduated together if we’d stayed in Phoenix.  To see our kids together, poised at the end of their high school careers filled my heart with such pride and love.  These are good kids…smart, funny, and with such bright futures.

Tom and I stood together, grateful for the chance to share this moment.  We only have a couple more to share before these kids head out into the wide world.  Tonight, though, we got to celebrate together, and I am thankful.