All this planning reminded me of something my mom said to me once.

I do not want to just give you away to anyone. I worked so hard to give you a good education and give you tools to help you in life to just give you away to some person who I know isn’t good for you? Of course not!

She met Jonar while she was still in the hospital, and even played a trick on him while he was there. I know she may have never been able to give us the blessing she was supposed to, but I do believe she has approved. This time, I chose the right one.