OMG, I am crying reading this....i am so glad that, after the thousands of days and hours and hugs and tears, you are going to dig in and fight for the best in what you can both be. ' You just amaze the F outta me. You have insights that blow my mind, I learn so much just reading the multi-layered wisdom in your thoughts. For everyone's views of what love is, all that romantic, easy-going, soft mushy squishy feeling stuff --- that is good, BUT this ---- THIS right here---- fighting for each other and fighting to be heard and relevant and real and together to each other and yourselves ---- THIS IS TRUE LOVE. Not the "Princess Bride" version, but the real-life, in-your-face, we-both-matter-dammit version of what staying together and growing in love means in this day and age. It is hard work, and wonderful, and scary, and necessary all at once. It is too easy to walk. It takes knowing what is important to stay. What better thing to go into a battle for than this.....LOVE. Love ya, baby girl.