A friend was telling me this week that at his last speaking engagement he held up a little video camera, took a short self-portrait, and then turned the camera on his audience explaining, "I want to show my kids that I'm kind of a big deal." To which someone in the middle-back stood and starting bowing and repeating, "We're not worthy!" (The entire audience joined him.) Well, my friend LOVED that and said, "Now I'm going to show this to my wife!"
Today Jaclyn got her scholarship notification from BYU, and it occurs to me that friends and family who are not LDS maybe need some perspective. Even just to understand that BYU is one of the largest private universities in the United States - bigger than Columbia or Boston University. And then I guess I need to explain that the Thomas S. Monson Scholarship is the most prestigious academic scholarship offered to incoming freshmen.
So what I'm saying here is that Jaclyn has been selected as a Thomas S. Monson Presidential Scholar, and it's *kind of a big deal*.
(My own smile might be even bigger.)