Sweet Thang and I spent all yesterday afternoon at the hospital keeping his Dad company in the waiting room while his Mother underwent heart surgery. Her artery, the one called the "Widowmaker", was 99% blocked. The hard-headed female had been having chest pains all weekend but didn't tell anyone until it got so bad she couldn't take it anymore. She's going to be OK, but it was close. She just recently had colon surgery and suffered from a massive infection after that.
I felt so sorry for them all. It's only been a year since my Dad passed, and Mom passed the year before. This time of year, with Thanksgiving and Christmas bringing families together, reminds me of all I've lost and how the holidays will never be the same.
Go hug your loved ones right now, and tell them how much they mean to you while you have the chance. You never know what's going to happen or when you'll never have the chance again.