There are so many things we cannot prepare for, anticipate, or control in our lives. The truth is, we do not know the hand we will be dealt or the things that may conspire against us. But what we can do is cherish one another, be present in the lives of those we love, and make as many good choices as we can along the way so that when something does happen, we can face it and hold strong. Be good to yourselves. Practice gratitude and peace making. Take comfort, for these things too, shall pass.
Edgar Allen Poe's the Raven: