When life is so tiresome, there ain't no peace like the greatest peace—the peace of the Lord's hand holding you.

The boy's mother says this in chapter 8, just after his father died. This quote shows an internalization of the previous quote about learning how to lose. It also shows an unfailing belief in God and heaven, as the boy and his mother are almost happy for his father to finally be in a place where there are no pains or worries. This quote is also indicative of just how painful his father's life was, especially in the latter years. Death was welcome to him, and it provided the kind of relief, even joy, that life never could provide. The quote is also a testament to the family's unwavering belief in God, despite the tragic events that have befallen them.