It always takes me a while to compose my words after an event, and even still, I feel that I am never able to convey everything I want to. “Thank you” does not express the gratitude, excitement, pride, honor, and awe that I experienced. I do not think that there is a word in English that conveys all that I want to.
I am grateful for the populace that volunteers their time to make an event happen. I am excited to see all of the wonderful people who come to celebrate with us. I am proud of all of those whose work, skill, and comportment are celebrated with awards, and honored by those who chose to vigil at our anniversary. And I am in awe at the skill and grace that are shown through the martial arts, the arts entries, and the gifts of largesse.
Thank you to those of you who were able to make it to our anniversary and celebrate our first year with us as Baron and Baroness. And thank you to our populace who has entrusted us with the honor of being your Baron and Baroness. We hope that we are holding up to your expectations.