His mother was born on a small Caribbean island but spent her childhood living with distant relatives in southern China. She lived there just at the end of the second world war and witnessed terrible atrocities. Ten years later when she returned to her parents she didn't speak English.
Now here she is about 50 years later watching her first grandchild receive his first college degree, and the phrase "Wee proud of you" has more meaning than ever.
Congratulations to us all.