Rilla had to grow up so fast. Why shouldn't she have been vain and full of dreams when she was fourteen? Being fifteen and going to parties was all any of them lived for. But I do feel that her dream days were taken from her very suddenly and harshly. Poor Rilla. But she is so strong and determined. It is during trials and hard times that we find out who we really are and find our strengths.
I was so happy when she brought that baby home with her and cared for it so vigilantly. And when she continued with the concert even though her heart was broken. Her strength has made me want to do better. And in the end, I think that is what it is about. We all strengthen each other by the way we live.