“ My very dear Marc, I am, and always have been, so proud of you.
I know and have seen how hard and diligent the hours you spend in your lessons preparation, especially during your 'Off Duty' days during the school holidays. I have even known you to 'slip away' for an hour on a Christmas morning, reappearing just in time for the festive dinner.
One can only imagine just how proud your mother would have been.
I have been inundated by congratulations and 'well done' by family and friends for the son I have produced, I have positively glowed in your success. One would think it were I who had won such a prestigious award. Keep it up son, I need all the glory you can get. Your loving dad. ”