Whether you were already familiar with Amy Krouse Rosenthal or became so only through this piece of writing matters not. I, myself, belong to the latter group. Whether you are young or old, male or female, white or black, Republican or Democrat, rich or poor matters not at all either. The power of her words - and the feelings that enabled her to write them - is not blunted by one's race, gender, creed, political affiliation, or gender identification.
I hope that you take the time necessary, today, to read what she has written. I might suggest - if you read it at work - that (a) if you have a door you close it before you begin so that even if your co-workers hear you crying, they shall not have to look at your tear-stained face; and (b) you allot time once you have finished it to read it again and, thereafter, to compose yourself.
Mr. Young speaks the truth about love - as does Ms. Rosenthal, which is that even though it can break your heart, it remains the most worthwhile of pursuits.