Love for good literature and well-written prose is something that Alyssa and I have in common. But wisdom, appreciation, and courage are qualities that don't come together by chance. They are acquired by dogged determination and persistence in the face of obstacles and voices often telling us otherwise. I admire Alyssa because she has all these characteristics. Her fortitude is unreal and far surpasses anything I ever hope to achieve in my life, but that's OK. There isn't a nicer or more deserving person on earth. And she shares these qualities with everybody she meets. Alyssa makes everyone feel important and loved.
Miracles happen all around us every day. Though we don't always understand them as they occur in our midst, we soon realize the influence for good that they have in our lives. Reality just keeps getting better. Alyssa is evidence of that.