Joanna asked a good question... and I answered...
"What pleases you about your kids?" - one or two things about each of us, if the thought strikes you!
Overall: The quality of character each has demonstrated.
Joanna: Her ability to excel in multiple fields (academics and sports), yet she has consistently demonstrated a care for others (family and friends), and a strong moral compass which enables her to swim against the tide of society (in her faith and family-first stance).
Joel: His ability to set a course in life and to face difficulties without complaint. His strong sense of loyalty to friends and family, and his continued decision to stretch himself to improve and contribute.
Danielle: Her tenacity, work-ethic, and strong sense of self that has been demonstrated in her personal achievements in Florida, Fullerton, Santa Cruz, and beyond. She continues to please and amaze me as she continues to develop the care and character that would make any father proud.
One of my greatest pleasures in life is to contemplate the people my kids have become. They have all surpassed me and at a younger age. I am so proud of who they are.