Today, Ann told me that her little Mary Deane's bedtime routine took four hours! It includes, not just jammies and prayers, but nebulizers and antibiotics that MD hates. Patience doesn't begin to describe Ann (and her Brendon). Nor do fortitude, optimism, and all sorts of other words. Love does, though. Ann loves first and foremost. Fiercely, and fully. Lucky MD and Clark V to have landed in that love. Happy Day to you birthday girl! I love YOU.