Bridget Kelly and Eric Strauss – Vows – NYTimes.com.

This is a pretty long bow: I thought it was a good article about courageous survival and the evils of guns and violence and worth saving for something, and then I got to the end. I don’t know if you could use it for a unit on theodicy, but it gave me goosebumps. Read right to the end:

Ten years ago, bleeding and alone in the field where she had been left to die at 24, my daughter got up and stumbled to a house in the dead of night. She said later that she felt as if she had been “lifted up by God.” I asked somewhat bitterly where God had been 10 minutes earlier.

In the greatest testament of faith I have ever heard, she calmly replied, “He was there holding my hand.”

Now Eric has taken her hand in marriage, a union that is surely blessed by God.