One thing (of many) that I love about Aby is how genuine she is. There is nothing fake about her. When she is happy, she is REALLY happy. When she is excited, you KNOW that she is excited. But when she is angry or sad she shows that too. She does not try to hide it or pretend that "everything's great". This is a special quality to have! This is authenticity and we can all learn from people like Aby.
I remember in grade 9, Aby scored the very highest mark on a big test (I think it was the Geometry chapter). She was SO happy. And seeing her that way made ME so happy. Some people get a good mark and (not wanting to look like a keener I suppose) are like: "Oh... cool. Thanks". But Aby was laughing and cheering and doing a little dance in her seat. It was truly awesome.
I am so proud of you, Aby, for all the hard work you have exerted because of me (sorry! sorry!) over the past five years and I LOVE the fact that you chose to take Pre-Calculus 12 this year.
Thanks for being part of my life the past five years, Aby. I'll miss that BIG smile of yours next year... and I'll miss you.