I'm at the hosptial right right now, typing in Granny's ICU room. My dad is staying with her 24/7 and my mom, Paul, and I come here every evening and usually don't leave until after midnight. My dad is sleeping in the chair in front of me. He's completely exhausted.
Tuesday, I met this other family (a humongous extended one) at the hospital with girls my age. The grandfather had a heart attack and now family from across the country are coming here. He has over 30 grandkids and great grandkids. And he's not even 65!
Wow, I 've realized that having a family member in ICU makes me see the true priorities in life more vivdly then I ever knew I could.