The first day of the rest of their lives

“Here we go…,” sang a family member while juggling digital cameras, snapping photos from almost every conceivable angle. Ms. Tulley and Ms. Baker entered the room hand-in-hand. Wearing her deceased mother’s turquoise earrings as both ‘something old’ and ‘something blue’, Ms. Tulley staved off tears of joy at the final realization of years of struggle.