Scott's sister and family are in Norway for a year, something like a working sabbatical. So his parents went to visit, and took a cruise ship up the coast. But today their cruise ship caught fire, evidently an explosion in the engine room killed two crew members and several others were burned fighting the blaze. All the passengers were evacuated by lifeboats, wearing life vests. We saw the photos in the news. We've been able to get through to a hotel where they have been taken, but have not talked to them yet. Norway is having a very bad year, and our parents must have been rather frightened. All of their luggage is still on the burning ship.
In a day where almost everyone I love was in danger in some way . . it was good to pray with the Moms In Touch group here, a handful of moms of college-aged kids praying for them and their schools. I appreciate the fellowship of maternal worry and joy.