As we each discovered our suffering as a great gift, we found the truth in that it is only "through the cross that we are united to Him who was nailed on it." (Bl. Charles de Foucauld)
Journeying forward, we both found new love, re-married, and experienced the joys of motherhood. The love in our lives prevailed.
Dearest Crystal, however, continued to suffer many more trials. Just as fast as God relieved her of one suffering, He sent her another. She is one of His most beloved friends. This amazing soul has persevered and keeps on shining her light, loving others as He has loved her. She pays it forward each and every day...I am honored to be her friend.