I can’t believe we’re here. All the important people in my life, stateside, are in one room having a good time.

She’s fine. I can tell. In more ways than one. She’s really enjoying herself from the tickle she’s feeling in that laugh to how big her smiles are.

Now I feel it. The cast of a dark shadow over the room as she leaves. The whispering has already begun.

I go to check on her. Babe with a two knuckle knock waiting in the path of darkness while she’s safe on the other side of the bathroom door.

The door cracks and I enter. JR and I have always been honest with each other. We are kind with our words actions and thoughts toward each other.

So I thought.