Caroline: You know, Laura, we all have to make decisions in our lives that we wish we didn't have to. Your father has made one of those decisions.
Laura: But it isn't fair.
Caroline: That's easy to say when the decision isn't left up to you. Your Pa made a promise to a dear friend. He could have left that responsibility up to somebody else, but he didn't, because he counts friendship too dear for that. Your Pa loves those children, and he's done what he thinks is best for their future. (silence) I stopped by the Edwards' place today to see them, and you know what? They weren't crying, or angry. They were concerned--not for themselves, but for your Pa. Now, they asked me to tell him again not to worry about them, that they would be just fine.
Laura: Alicia said that?
Caroline: Alicia, and Carl, and John Jr. Now, I think that if they can understand how hard this has been for your Pa, you ought to try and understand, too. He needs our love right now, not our anger.