Just before my daughter's 22 birthday in October 2009, her boyfriend decided he was ready to propose to her. He not only asked my husband's permission, but mine and that of her brother and sister.
The moment he asked HER the question, 2010 became an entirely different year to what we could have expected otherwise. The wedding in November this year changed our focus, our plans, our activities, our finances!
Life has a ripple effect. The decisions we make impact on everyone around us, either directly or indirectly. Even positive events make impact - mostly good, some not-so-good.