I picked this quote because I believe that Finny felt like this when he returned to Devon. When he found out Gene was going to leave him to go to war, Finny felt hurt. He felt he wasn't as important to Gene as he thought he was.
I do not think it possible to "live a happy life" once one loses a child or children. I think one can feel happy, however it is always veiled in the sorrow of burying your child. Glimpses of happiness are the best I get.~~Bethany's Mom, Suzanne V.