Things were truly chaotic, but my family, trusted friends, and leaders from church helped pull me through it all. I truly believe I would’ve been lost at sea without having them there to anchor me, and I am immensely grateful for their loving presence in my life. They kept me grounded during my 7-year experience, and provided valuable perspectives and advice, which I have learned to cherish and heed. They helped balance my own outlook on what was happening to me, and they never stopped pointing me to God. As I’ve said before, I started writing this book as a show of gratitude for them and everything they did for me.