“People ask, ‘Where was your god when this happened? Why didn’t he stop it?’ God allowed others to kill his son. He allows for us all to make our own choices, good and bad. Because that’s the only way good can be in us, is if we freely choose it over all else.”

“Evil didn’t win that day. We’ll carry on that love like she had. It’s quiet. It’s not on the news. It takes effort to find. But what I’ve realized through all of this, is how strong and how big God’s love really is.” –Alissa Parker, mother of Emilie Parker, the 6 year old that was killed