Ella was chosen by her teacher to read a piece on Ray Charles for the morning announcements at school. She took it very seriously and rehearsed the piece at dinner the night before and at breakfast the morning of. I was a bit worried that she'd bail out on doing it because she was so nervous while we waited in the office. She clung to my hand and refused to talk to her teacher the whole time we waited. But when it was her turn, she stepped right up and did an amazing job. When I got home, Brandon asked how it went and then asked if I cried. I had to admit that I did. I told Ella later in the day just how I proud I was of her, and I think it embarassed her.