"Mom, it's so good to be back!"
And now I can exhale.
Speaking of exhaling, here's a beautiful update: With the repeal of DOMA, my friend Mark and his husband Fred, who is French, have prevailed. Mark's petition for a green card for Fred has been has been approved. Here's a photo of the happy couple of 23 years and their lovely family, cribbed from Facebook. I imagine they feel as if the sky overhead is twice as large today.