So, after the promotion of the new Black Belts, the Studio Owner (and 8th Degree Black Belt) called Mom up front and center.
Mom did not know WHAT the heck was up.
(And everyone said it showed on her face)
Well, then he told Mom to kneel and put a Fourth Degree Black Belt in front of her, telling her to take off her old belt, he was promoting her to Fourth Degree.
Now, usually, there is a big, long, hard test, for Fourth, but Mom didn't take a test like that.
Turns out, that he and the Senior Instructor have been watching Mom for over a year, recognizing her depth of knowledge, her notebook (it's 4 inched thick, alphabetical and color coordinated) and
how well she has been teaching the new Black Belt class.
Well, you can see from the look on Mom's face that she was totally surprised.
She was actually speechless, and the Senior Instructor just LOVED that fact.
In fact, Mom couldn't manage a complete sentence for at least forty five minutes!
I don't know just when she's going to come down to earth, but when she does. I'll be here waiting for her.