It means a lot to see someone smile, especially if you’ve not seen them in a while.
The momentous occasion this fine day was my youngest daughter’s graduation without ceremony(meh). As a family we did what every other family can do to celebrate post-pandemic, a drive to the university town, meet up, lunch, photographs, and congratulations cake (complete with icing scroll and icing graduation cap). The last 4 years have not been without an undergraduate’s normal ups and downs. Lots of encouragement and support.