A dear friend of the family died this week. Today, my wife and daughter drove to where he lived (3 hours away) to help with some arrangements.
It is late, dark, raining, and they are driving back home.
Some sections of highway are treacherous accident black spots.
Of course I'm worried, and won't stop worrying for their safety until they are back home. I am thankful to get occasional check-ins by phone, letting me know where they are on the road and when they expect to arrive.
Sure, we managed before without all that, but there are times when it's good to know. And I can have a hot meal waiting for them when they get here.