I was truly inspired to write this book. This book was written entirely in the Adoration Chapel at St. Bede's Catholic Church in Chicago. My life-changing moment occurred when I was holding Geoffrey's head as he was starting his journey home. As he was dying before my eyes, I was inconsolable. At that instant I thought of Jesus in Mary's arms after he died, and for the first time I felt how real Mary's pain was. I know it sounds crazy, but I believe I was given a special gift that day. I hope this book comforts and inspires you to live your life to the fullest and be thankful for every moment. I have lived through every chapter of this book; without these experiences, this book could not have been written.