My parents called a little while ago with some terrible news. An old friend of my brother’s was in a car accident today with his wife and their baby (who’s only a month or two old). The friend is in bad shape, but expected to live. His wife is dead — from where she was sitting, and from trying to protect the baby, she wasn’t well protected herself. The baby is fine. As is the woman who hit them (and who, I suspect, is facing some pretty major charges).
My brother’s friend and his wife were together since high school — like half their lives. They had just become a family.
I can’t even begin to fathom how horrific this is for that family, and my heart goes out to them. Yet at the same time, I can’t help but think, with the nie-phew due in two weeks, that this is the last thing I want stuck in my brother and his girlfriend’s heads and hearts right now… 🙁