And most, most, most importantly, the most permanent and precious decision I ever made, was and is starting this new family with Max. With the boy who has been my best friend for the last six years, and who will be for the next million more. Such a big decision, yet it was the easiest one I ever made.
Some of the wonderful counsel we were given on our wedding day, was that out of all the titles and callings we have in this life, the only ones we will take with us hereafter are that of mother and father, husband and wife. Of families. I will never forget that. Maybe because I had never heard anything so wonderful, or because I was surrounded by all my family, both immediate and extended; but maybe it's because a part of heaven feels that way, too. I will never forget it.