Things had been very good six months ago. […] He and Wendy had begun to talk cautiously about finding a house and making a down payment in a year or so. (5.14)
The wedding. Her father had been there. Her mother had not been. She found she could live with that, if she had Jack. And then Danny had come. Her fine son. (6.18)
"This is the happiest I've been since we were married" (15.22).