You and I know how it was to get through the challenges of that transformational year, the one where you became something different and so did I.   We both still carry a few bruises from what transpired, and when poked they still hurt, the doubt, the fear of failing at this new thing of which we had dreamed.  As we sat at dinner and shared, I couldn't help recognizing the growth we have experienced.  Look at where we are, and what we have become, and as you walked us through the gallery on that Wednesday afternoon, I was proud of my friend who earned that moment, this moment and all the ones between and to come.