There aren't many people I trust, but she is one of the few people in this world that I know I can count on, and she can say the same about me.
I am proud of our relationship because not everyone gets along with their step-parents. We made the choice to get along, and in the process we've really grown to love each other. It has nothing to do with her dad. I would love her whether I was married to her dad or not. She is one of my closest friends.