My heart is breaking for my friend and her family. I wish I could be there to help her, but I can't. It's too far away. So I pray for her.
Just after I posted this, I ran across another blog with this Longfellow poem, "The Rainy Day." It seemed appropriate ..
Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.