"I have prayed to God that he give me the strength to survive each day and to face those times in my life that will be extremely painful. I have put my total faith in God, and he will take care of me."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Susan Smith on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Susan Smith on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Susan Smith on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Susan Smith on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Susan Smith on Ernest Hemingway
"I wanted to end my life so bad and was in my car ready to go down that ramp into the water, and I did go part way, but I stopped. I went again and stopped. I then got out of the car and stood by the car a nervous wreck."
"I love my children. That will never change. I have prayed to them for forgiveness and hope that they will forgive me. I never meant to hurt them!!"
"I had never felt so lonely and so sad in my entire life."