It’s just another day to most people but it is known as “Miracle Day” at our house.
Well, because on that day my entire family was granted a miracle.
Let me backtrack a little bit.
This is my brother, Freddie. He is a globe-trotting, life-experiencing kinda guy.
You know the kind.
He works for a little bit, saves his money and then travels the world until he runs out of money again.
At the tender age of only 32, he had been to over 36 countries.
Pretty amazing, huh?
In 2011, he had settled down in China, working as a teacher and living with his then-girlfriend, Tania.
We had never met his girlfriend and she spoke little English, so we had not really spoken to her on the phone much.
(She spoke French and knew just enough Chinese and English to get her by.)
On Tuesday, April 19th, my parents phone rang, at about 3 am.
You know the feeling when you’re phone rings in the middle of the night?
Imagine the horror when you have a child living in another country and you get that late night call.