Well done, Emma...& well done, Richard, for publicly stating your pride in your daughter; in that, you dun good too.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow
Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
But seek not to make them like you.
For Life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
As living arrows are sent forth.
"The Prophet", Kahlil Gibran, on children.