I woke up to Leila standing by my bedside. I said to her, “Leila, Barack Obama won, he is the new president!” She gave me a high-five. We rolled into work, and even though it hadn’t rained there was a rainbow in the sky. No, I am serious, ask Cory. Today I am so proud of America, proud of Iowa and just down right giddy. God Bless America.
"We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are always there for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.
-- Jeff Warner
"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you."
-Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons (talking to her daughter)
If there is any secret to this life I live, this is it: the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can, there is nothing more to it than that.
"The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."