Day 31: Ceremony

I am grateful for a ceremony that has its roots in academia ceremonies of 800 years ago and which marks and acknowledges the hard work that goes into gaining a qualification.

Today DH, his mother, and I had the privilege of witnessing Son#4's graduation ceremony. It's not the first we've been blessed to attend, and hopefully it won't be the last.

I love every aspect of graduation ceremonies: from the official photos (which Son#4 wasn't too keen on at first) to the ceremony (which usually becomes less interesting once our son has been up on stage), to the march through the streets to the sound of bagpipes, to the celebratory dinner (which is still to come).

And just in case you're wondering, yes, I am so proud of our son (and there will be official photos to come later - if he gives them the thumbs up).