Happy our son was travelling recently…

For the last year, our son and daughter-in-law have been living in Beirut. When I first saw the news story about the explosion, I texted them in case they were unaware as they are currently in France visiting friends and family. I had no idea that it would turn out that their apartment building was well in the blast zone! Realizing that left me with profound gratitude that the coincidences that change our lives worked in our favor this time. Our hearts go out to the people in Beirut whose lives were completely disrupted by this accident. So, I call this a joy for me personally, but it’s a terrible tragedy for thousands.