Brooks’ parents will attend the opening of a door if it involves their children. Therefore, by some unbelievable stroke of amazing fate, they were both unable to attend Brooks’ back to school night and her awards program. Guess what! Grandpa and I got to go to both. I got video of her looking for me and finding my face in the crowd. That made the whole thing so wonderful. Oh, and her getting the “Exceeds Schoolwide Expectations” award was of course a huge bonus.