A look at my father’s life teaches us many things. For all of his actions as a man and politician, he would have to make choices and live with the consequences of those choices. His ambitions propelled him to great heights and those same ambitions took him to the depths of despair. Ultimately, it was his faith that he held so dear, that gave him the strength to carry on. When he was faced with the harsh reality of being confined to a wheelchair and in constant pain for the rest of his life, he would have to make a choice. When he was faced with the thought of Arthur Bremer, the man who sought to take his life, he would have to make a choice. He felt that in many ways he was broken physically, so in order to survive he must not let himself be broken mentally, emotionally or spiritually. He made the choice to forgive, and through prayer and a devout faith he found peace.