When I was going through the first stages of getting a divorce with my ex-husband, I emailed my dad to fill him in on all the things going on. Actually saying the words out loud stung and I just couldn't do it yet, so I emailed him.
I wish I had kept the email because it was such a great email, but the best advice I have ever received was from him during this time in my life. He said something similar to the above quote. He said, that our divorce does not define us... what defines us is how we pick ourselves back up after the divorce. I lived those words from that day forward. I think in my life it has really helped me grow as a person. I love my dad so much and these words will say in my mind for the rest of my life!
Thanks dad for always being there for me... for always being willing to help in the hard times and the great times. You are my rock and I love you more than you can even imagine!