You're still alive because God has plans for you, even if we don't understand what they are yet.
It can be frightening to step out into something new. I've been knocked down, but then comes the time to crawl back up onto your feet, start walking, then running, and don't stop until you get where you need to be.
She embodied laughter and optimism and steadfast determination. Being with her felt like wind in his sails.