Coping with unexpected adversity while living abroad.
Every parent’s worst nightmare is having a disaster afflict a child. The feelings of frustration and helplessness are only compounded when such an unforeseen event seems particularly senseless or preventable. This past week a traffic accident brought these feelings close to home. One of my son Oliver’s good friends, a nearly-three-year-old Czech/American boy with a sweet demeanor and a mischievous smile was struck by a car while his mom pushed him in a stroller through a crosswalk while taking his sister to school.