gina showed up on my doorstep on thanksgiving day. she drove 18 hours from virginia to surprise me. to say that i was shocked would be an understatement. i was completely floored, and even after the tight hugs and many tears [waterworks were all from me, by the way], i still could not believe she was actually here. in my apartment. in dallas. this was the first time in three years we were together for thanksgiving. long overdue and well spent. love you snister.