Marilynne Robinson, Gilead (2004)
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IÁ¢€â„¢d never have believed IÁ¢€â„¢d see a wife of mine doting on a child of mine.

It still amazes me every time I think of it. IÁ¢€â„¢m writing this in part to tell you that if you ever wonder what youÁ¢€â„¢ve done in your life, and everyone does wonder sooner or later, you have been GodÁ¢€â„¢s grace to me, a miracle, something more than a miracle. You may not remember me very well at all, and it may seem to you to be no great thing to have been the good child of an old man in a shabby little town you will no doubt leave behind.

If I only had the words to tell you.

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