Todd watched with encouragement and perhaps a bit of sadness as his friend Lauren left San Diego for New York City. Their lives went separate ways but they stayed in touch as did the rest of their group of friends. After three years in New York, Lauren moved to San Francisco. She was able to call three of the most amazing cities in this country home. ┬áBut neither New York nor San Francisco was really home. It’s true what they say. That when you love something and you let it go, when it flies back it’s yours. Lauren flew home to San Diego. And she and Todd both knew immediately that it was what was missing all along. That them, together, was the right decision.

Lauren, Todd, thank you for sharing your afternoon with me. Tromping around in the woods in La Jolla. I was so glad to get to spend more time with you both before the wedding. I love you together.