Sadly, it often takes really bad news to remind one of what is really important in life.
I had that reminder yesterday, upon a visit to the hospital to see a friend who has had some terrible news regarding his health. Not to go into it here, but the outlook isn’t good, and so he has begun the task of putting papers in order and preparing for treatments, which are probably futile at this point in time, and I know he’ll stop if it becomes hopeless and/or makes his suffering even worse.
He has some plans to take care of a special little girl in his life…his friends’ daughter, 4 years old. She really loves him, I could see from how she interacted with him in his hospital room. He never had a family, so she became like a daughter to him.
More to come on this topic……