Sometimes, you can do everything right with nutrition and exercise and medications but those sophisticated bacteria still win and healthy lungs are not to be.
Sometimes, you can read the right books, pray the right prayers, listen to the right music, and watch the right movies, but you still grit your teeth and shake your fist because being spiritual and heavenly-minded is not to be.
Sometimes, the knowledge that Jesus loves my kids more than I do makes no sense, and consolation for my hurting heart is not to be.
So for the next three weeks, we'll be in between Providence Hospital and home, asking Saint Therese and Emilie Gamelin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence, to pray for Rees. And Addie. And their doctor. And their parents. And all of us. That certainly is to be.