Completely true. It's impossible to understand true beauty, joy or love, without having experienced their opposites. Those with true grace have not escaped the pain of life, but rather have endured, grown and learned to treasure life more because of it.
Good to remember if the grill is occupied with burgers: Hot Dogs for a Crowd using your 6 quart slow cooker instead of a grill. No water necessary....hot dogs come out tasting like they were cooked on a roller.