I've now got 2 dear friends going through some very difficult times. The friend's husband who is in the ICU is still there. There's no change in his condition and they were unsuccessful at weaning him off of the ventilator yesterday. She may have to make an unbearably difficult decision in the next few days, choosing to let him go and be widowed for the second time.
Then another dear friend called me this morning and said that she thinks today might be her mom's last day here on earth. She said that they were sitting and talking about heaven and her mom is ready to go, but it's still so hard.
We, on the other hand, have another Christmas celebration today and instead of stressing out about what kind of gluten free, dairy free food I can take, am going to go buy a rotisserie chicken, try to enjoy myself and not forget to count my blessings today.