MARK IS THE MOST LOVING, GENEROUS PERSON I HAVE EVER MET.
I felt it the first time I met him as a teenager, but it’s proven even more true over the years. And with time I’ve discovered something else that I didn’t think about much as a teen---he will be an amazing dad. He is hilarious. (His impersonations of people always crack up our friends.) But the way he really listens to people, and nurtures them, and cares about bringing out the best in them, is how I know the kind of dad he’ll be. A dad that will teach a child to love herself, and stand on her own two feet. He helps people put words to their experience. He actually wrote a book about modern marriage (you can find it at your local bookstore!) that tells the story of our own relationship. And when I read it, I discovered new things about myself, and us, and I thought, “Wow, he’s going to be such an empowering dad for our kid.”