"I don't want to take these important lessons for granted," I finished. "These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and I don't want to have to walk through fire again in order to remember them."
She asked if I thought I'd learn unique lessons.
And then it hit me: no, I haven't. I'm not an authority on anything, but during this period I've grown up and learned the lessons everyone else already learned. And most of them are about pain, because this was both a painful and heart-warming time for me. So, without further ado, I'm going to let the following two lessons speak for themselves:
#9: None of us is immune from pain (#459).
#10: No one's pain looks the same as anyone else's (#460).
But you know those things already, don't you?