About three weeks ago, I got an early morning text message from our friend Krissie, saying she and her husband David were okay. I hadn't heard it on the news yet, but there was a huge gas explosion in Greenwood, the Seattle neighborhood where they live. It was close enough to their home that it shook the windows, woke them both up, and scared them very badly.
Sometimes it really takes my breath away, how dramatically life can change at any moment. I don't have any wise, pithy, or funny things to say about this. I'm just glad that people I care deeply about are okay.