Pet loss and sadness. It isn’t like we didn’t know how the stories would end. It isn’t like I didn’t know this would be a very significant portion of my career.

In my often-faltering attempt to be a positive influence, I said to my team at work after a particularly sad day, “And THAT is how God answers prayer.”

But do you know what? Sometimes it is.

Do you know what else? Things are probably going to get better. They almost always do.