To my mother, whose stories inspire this more than she’ll ever be able to know. For my husband, who has supported this crazy dream although some would have opposed it, if they knew. It took courage, and may God love him for it; I sure do. To Sister Madeleine, whose words of encouragement during a chance meeting were invaluable. To Dr. Bernie Dunlap, who also encouraged me in times when encouragement was hard to find.  To Lisa, you know what you’ve done over the years to see this happen. You deserve either part of the credit or part of the blame; only time will tell. Thank you all.