This is my friend Alayna. For every reason that I told you Ned was a good man, Alayna defines what it is to be a good woman.
Friend, mother, wife, educator, nut-bar, science nerd: all qualities that make Alayna a very special woman, someone who blesses my life with every witticism and wise-crack. Buried behind a veneer of sarcasm is a passionate soul who is both demanding of and deeply dedicated to others.
To know Alayna is to have your life enriched, your mind expanded and your passions empowered (and sometimes your ass kicked).
(Part Ten of my 12 Days of Gratitude…because the rest of the news sucks)