To my parents, who let us crash their house for two years: Thank you.
Thank you for helping us succeed… in a timely manner.
Thank you for sharing your space… and not fussing over the carpet stains.
Thank you for loving your grandson to pieces… and for tolerating the two people that accompanied him.
Thank you for not buying a fourth of the stuff for The Boy that I know you wanted to buy… and for the stuff you did.
Thank you for helping us buy our first house… even if it wasn’t exactly the way you thought you’d be helping.
Thank you, Mom, for spoiling us with strawberries, fresh spinach, and tortilla chips… every single grocery trip.
Thank you, Dad, for sharing good beer with my husband… and for picking up the tab.
Thank you, Mom and Dad, for your encouragement, your help, your love. I needed to be here these two years – to grow and to grow in love with my family. You are the best of parents and best of grandparents. I love you. And we will miss you.