"I didn't know how to ask for a friendship."
"Everyone wanted to be like Mike, but you were my Michael Jordan."
"I thought it was karma for what I had done. "
"I had to get myself straightened out before I could be your dad again."
"I didn't think I would ever tell a teacher..."
"She attracted people wherever she went."
"I remember counting the empty beer bottles."
"You moved into the hospital with me."
"It's been a beautiful journey knowing you."
"I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath. "
"I grew up when that happened."
"As if high school is not hard enough..."
"I went home that first night, and I was like, 'What am I doing?'"
"I felt like a walking star in the hallway."
"At the time, I was tutoring at an after-school program..."
"Thomas woke me up and said that something was really wrong."
"I think in our marriage, it was all about you."
"When I was younger I didn't like you much."
"They wanted me to stop seeing Daddy..."
"What has happened to the human voice?"
"I can still hear him hollering and coaching..."
"I got to find a job I can do for thirty years in this place."
"He saw me and he said, 'You're going to be my wife.'"
"We would go to the window and listen for my mom out in the field."