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  • In Memory of Kayla Jean Mueller

    by Representative Paul A. Gosar

    Posted on 2015-02-11

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    GOSAR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. GOSAR. Madam Speaker, we, the Arizona delegation, rise today to honor the life of one of our own, one of our young, and one of our very best.

    Kayla Jean Mueller of Prescott, Arizona, was a young woman full of youthful exuberance, optimism about peace and humanity, and was willing to put her life on the line to help others halfway around the world. Kayla stood as a beacon of light and hope in a time that is too often filled with darkness. She was a beautiful soul, and I know she is with God now.

    While all of our hearts are heavy with the sadness of Kayla's passing, we stand here unified and strengthened to carry on her spirit, courage, and compassion that has touched millions. We must endeavor to remain brave and strong in the face of those who wish to terrify, just as Kayla did.

    No parent should ever have to endure the pain and suffering of losing a child so early, but now, let us look back fondly upon her life and the many ways she made our lives better by the words she spoke: ``I find God in the suffering eyes reflected in mine. If this is how you are revealed to me, this is how I will forever seek you.'' I now yield to the gentlewoman from Arizona (Mrs. Kirkpatrick).

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