It's been more than two years since my last appearance. But I'm back. And as confused and befuddled as the service sometimes made me, I was equally moved by the tradition, the community and the moment of individual and family pride.
So here we are back in our hotel room recovering from the celebration and reflecting on how fast time goes. As the song says, "Is this the little girl I carried, is this the little child at play? I don't remember growing older...when did they?"
All I can say is Wow. They grow up so fast.