"We've been through a helluva lot together, that’s for sure. It would be easy to dwell on everything that we have lost, but I think today I would rather think about what we still have and maybe what we have gained. We’re a family now, whether we like it or not: sons, daughters, sisters, even the slightly crazy uncle who, despite everything, still manages to come through for you in the end. You are the smartest, bravest, most compassionate people that I have ever had the honor to serve with. To family."