We should have known better.
Daniel got an email yesterday from his brother- Daniel's uncle and aunt were out walking yesterday near their home in suburban Toronto when a speeding car hit his uncle. Uncle is now in ICU on life support. It doesn't look good. My heart hurts for Aunt and for their kids and grandkids. And for Daniel's parents, since they are all very close, traveling together several times a year and making visits fairly frequently. Daniel's just waiting for the phone call now, then we'll book him a flight to Toronto to go be with the family. Ethan and I are not going to go along, because it'll be easier for Daniel to go alone and easier for the family to find a space for just him and not have to deal with a toddler on top of things.
This reminds me of 10 years ago, I had just graduated from college and was living with my parents in their home in Ohio. On one day I got my last two rejection letters from grad school, our cat (who we'd had since I was 8) died of FIP (which is awful), and my dad lost his job. In ONE day. I told my parents in email this morning that I am starting to think I must be on a 10 year cycle for bad news and challenging times. I guess there's something to be said for getting it all out of the way.
We're just being grateful for the knowledge that God's in control right now. We're too worn out to do anything but wait and trust and pray.