My mother remembered a lot of the words to our favorite Christmas carols. Surprisingly, my father chimed in with his baritone voice... "deep in heavenly peace."
"...you have to be willing to sacrifice and acquiesce, or challenge and debate — all with love, kindness, and authenticity — to hold onto those friendships with everything you have. Or let them go. But never allow bitterness to make its home in your heart and never stop fighting for the ones you love."