It wasn’t the first time I’d been asked, but it was the only time that mattered. There was no drama, no anguish, no panic attacks this time, only him … and me, of course. I was calm, despite my excitement and pleasure, I was calm because I felt good about this.
The calm I felt right then carried me through the tumult of the preparations, of living a world away, of facing fierce opposition. I knew — I knew this was good, and true, and right. The decision was easy. The follow-through was easy. And our life, though not always easy, has been blessed. As I knew it would be, because I felt so calm.