“Any little decision, I always have to consult them. There’s never a moment where I’m not considering, What would Jess and Sha tell me to do?”
“Out of that short experience came this wonderful, beautiful relationship. I just love Alan.”
“Everyone in the office was like, ‘Are you the new Courtney? She was amazing.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I have such big shoes to fill.’”
“In the early days, it was so hard to describe us. People were like, ‘What are you talking about?’”
“She got me to look at things in the future instead of just the present. Kelli had planned so much for herself that I think it started to rub off.”
“It did come as a shock when she told me that she was leaving. It was like, Well, we’ve only barely begun.”
“People didn’t really understand what it was like to grow up the way we grew up. It was so great not to have to explain that to Ariane.”
"Going to Nuevo Laredo for lunch or dinner was no big deal. We would do that all the time, without even really realizing we were crossing a border."
“The rule was you should never go over the heads of the kids. Anything that appealed to adults had to appeal to the kids too.”
“To be able to talk about things that only we as young women clergy experience is really comforting.”
"It was a lot more than just cavalry guys getting together. We really became true family."
“We have two relationships. We have to talk about money, and then we have the friendship.”
“You need a bowl or a whisk, and one of your baking friends will get it for you. You know those trenches in the war? It’s kind of like that.”
“It became my most meaningful piece of clothing that I owned.”
“People can be really judgmental, like, ‘What’s wrong with you that you can’t make friends by yourself?’ But it’s honestly really hard to do it naturally.”
"I think we just started coming to Mr. O's room for lunch. I don't even know if we asked permission. Probably not."