To all my family and friends, you are a warmth that drives away the chill in my bones, and a soft refreshing breeze that moves me. To Reba, Charla, Tessie, and Arnon, for all the determination, courage, and imagination I dare to claim, came to me by way of you. To Joel and Jared, for listening, believing, and adding to my life more than I could have ever imagined. And to Mary, for every good, every kind, and every loving person in my stories is inspired by you.
I love you all,