Andra, your kids are lucky to have you as their mom, as is James to have you as his friend. Thank you for demonstrating that mutual respect and caring are more important in relationships than just being with people who are carbon copies of yourself.
I am fortunate to have a number of friends -- gay and straight, men and women, younger and older. My life is challenged and enriched by the different points of view they bring. I am grateful for the personal growth I experience regularly because of that.
Thanks for taking the time to share some of your thoughts with us. Thanks for being a part of something extraordinary that has had -- and will continue to have -- a positive impact on so many people. I look forward to hearing more of your insights as you are able to share them.