Unexpectedly over Thanksgiving break, my brother-in-law Harris, needed a significant open heart surgery to repair his aorta and replace his aortic valve. For a guy who is only 34 years old, eats strictly healthy foods, and is in pristine physical condition otherwise, to say it was a shock would be an understatement. He’s the last guy you’d ever pick from a lineup as a candidate for a heart condition.
And so life seems to go.
In the days leading up to the surgery, it was stressful for the entire family, but particularly for their immediate family. The unspoken but obvious, elephant in the room, was that my sister-in-law has already endured the unexpected loss of one beloved, perfectly healthy husband and father to her three incredible kids. The weight of the impending outcome of this surgery seemed like too much for one family to bear. And yet, there they were.
Both, afraid and …