Our girls arrived safely at Auckland airport on their Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur. When we dropped them at KLIA, the news of the downed flight MH17 was already on the front pages of all the papers. We spent an anxious day thinking about both our children on one vulnerable little plane, longing for the text message to tell us they had arrived in Auckland. We were lucky, we got that message. But it made us think of all those whose loved ones will never return and the gross injustice of all those innocent people being blown out of the sky. Life is short, life is precious and has never seemed more so than today.