When somebody you love is sick, you realize all of the things you normally worry about really do not matter much.
When your child has a mysterious, relentless fever and lays lifelessly in your arms, you would trade anything you own if by doing so would make her instantly well.
When your spouse or partner is in chronic pain and looks at you with desperate eyes seeking relief, if you knew you could remove that pain by changing one thing in your life, my guess is you would do so gladly.
Of course, we can’t control another person’s health by bargaining with medical professionals or with God. Though we might try to do so in desperate times.
During these times of helplessness and desperation, we get a reminder of what is most important to us.
If we could live as though we already knew this truth and didn’t have to wait for a health crisis to remind us, what a difference it would make.
Let’s not wait for our loved one’s health to change, my friend, let’s not wait.