We got bad news over the weekend. My son's fiancee's goddaughter, who was going to be in their wedding, was killed in a tragic accident. My son and his fiancee are devastated and we are feeling their sadness here, hundreds of miles away, unable to do much about it. I know, though, if we were there, there would be little we could do but pray and hug and one of those we can do from here, though it feels hollow, useless. I just feel so bad for them and for everyone involved. It makes me sad every time a mom or dad loses a child. It shouldn't happen that way. When my parents died, it felt horrible, but there was a sense that this was at least the right order of things. When a child is taken so young, it's unspeakable and wrong.
Prayers please for this family and my son and future-daughter-in-law whose lives are irrevocably changed.