Well, I am one who is a close friend with tragedy, sadly. Where to begin… Well, when I was about 8 or 9 years old we lost my great Grandma and that hit my family pretty hard, but I really didn’t know what was going on then. As I got older I realized, and then I hit 12 or 13 and my best friend’s mom died and she was like a second mom to me, and that hit me really hard. Then jump ahead a few more years: now I am 17 1/2 almost 18 and my doctor’s told me that I had leukemia. I had leukemia for almost a month, till my doctor’s had no idea what happened to it. Now jump up one more year to me being 19. My Grandpa had been fighting in and out of hospitals for almost a year and a half and we lost him this past January to “CHF,” Congestive Heart Failure. So yeah me and my family know what tragedy looks like and it is not fun but God had been there through it all every step of the way. He was right there by my side and my family’s side the entire time when we lost my Great Grandma , when my best friend’s mom died , when I had cancer, and when my Grandpa died. And God will continue to be there even though it did not seem like it. When I had cancer I felt alone and scared and afraid to die cause I had drifted away from Gods unfailing mercy & love & grace, and it took me having cancer for almost a month to realize I needed Him back in my life. And even though it did not seem like he was there for my mom when her Dad died he was right there comforting her every second of every day . So if you are going through a tough time just remember that God is always by your side every day and every second.