pride and joy
The object of one's great pleasure, as in Our new grandson is our pride and joy, or Dana's car is his pride and joy. This term was probably invented by Sir Walter Scott in his poem Rokeby (1813), where he described children as “a mother's pride, a father's joy.”
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It jettisons jiggling ribbons of joy to every part of my body.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Marrying another Jew was not just a personal simcha (joy), but one for the community.
Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Liszt gazed at "his Hans," as he calls him, with the fondest pride, and seemed perfectly happy over his arrival.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
E was an Esquire, with pride on his brow; F was a Farmer, and followed the plough.
Her new joy and excitement, her gaiety and zest for life— all had been caused, not by himself, but by another.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
In Manila particularly, amidst the pealing of bells and strains of music, unfeigned enthusiasm and joy were everywhere evident.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman