None can predict seasons in life. While we can generally predict weather and the four seasons of the year, we cannot order our life.
In tragedy, we can feel that pain is with us for the rest of our days. We may even attempt to prematurely escape our lot.
Timing though is in the hand of God.
To be real about expectations of self and others, is not only practical, but fair and loving.
To stay with one's eyes inclined toward God, rather than others, is essential.
God's merciful presence is a daily occurrence in these times, if we make the effort to look.
Even in the darkest of days, we will discover His compassion, perhaps in the smallest of things.
Man's love may fail, but God's compassion is great, and His love unfailing. (Lamentations 3:32)