"All intelligent beings who are crowned with crowns of glory, immortality, and eternal lives must pass through every ordeal appointed for intelligent beings to pass through, to gain their glory and exaltation. Every calamity that can come upon mortal beings will be suffered to come upon the few, to prepare them to enjoy the presence of the Lord. If we obtain the glory that Abraham obtained, we must do so by the same means that he did........ We must pass through the same experience and gain the knowledge, intelligence, and endowments that will prepare us to enter into the Celestial Kingdom of our Father and God...... Every trail and experience you have passed through is necessary for your salvation." ~Brigham Young
*This is a good quote for me, sometimes when I start to feel sorry for myself, thinking this is just too hard, it reminds me that I know why. I know why I am here and what I am trying to achieve. I know God does not give us more than we can handle. He wants us to come home to him, but in order to do so we have to experience life the good and bad.