Thanks for letting me set the level of interaction I needed, without making me feel like I was putting anyone out or rejecting anyone. Thanks for not making a big deal out of my not drinking.

Thanks for reminding me that I am not alone in my anxieties, and that it’s okay to have things make me feel insecure. Thank you for including me into your family with open arms, even when I didn’t know what to do with them all!

Thanks for bringing long-missed friends back into the range for hugs and smiles. Thank you for amazing rockabilly tall hair!!! Thanks for unleashing your sister and her makeup case on me, she did a great job.

Thank you for meeting and including Erin, who is an amazing person full of wisdom, and who I am glad is there for you.

Thank you for letting me be sucked into “Shaking it off” with an 8 year old, and Cupid Shuffling with a 6 year old. Thanks for letting me back off when the audio system gave me a headache, medicating me without question, and welcoming me back when I was ready. Thank you for being unerringly positive about everything, so that I couldn’t help but be confident about everything that was going on.

Thank you for finding a wonderful man to marry, with an adorable family. Thank you for not minding when it was time to go. Thank you for letting me use your dog as an anxiety-comfort dog, he’s good at it!

You rock, and so does your new husband.