She smiled and laughed. I cried. Got the nomination letter in the mail last night from NY congressman. D was getting the mail as we were heading out shopping and said "I'm openning this RIGHT NOW" as we were sitting at the mailbox on the street. Then she had to make a series of phone calls (of course) before we could go anywhere - hehe. So proud of her- what a great Christmas gift. Thanks to all for the encouragement. Now we wait on medical.