"This is how it works: you're young until you're not, you love until you don't, you try until you can't, you laugh until you cry, you cry until you laugh & everyone must breathe until their dying breath." "We certainly don’t want the pain, we don’t want the loss. But these things are not in our control. All we can do is respond in the best way we can. The pain may never go away, we may never understand ... but it is a fundamental tenet of our faith that we accept the Almighty’s will – and that we recognize we are willing to bear the cost of tremendous grief for the exquisite privilege of being able to love." "If you can take the worst, take the risk" "Would you give up everything you have for everything you ever wanted?"