Years ago I read about a college student in the middle of final exams, distracted and distraught because her mother was ill and she wanted to be home with her.
The mom assured her daughter that she was fine, that she would be OK.
After her last exam, the college student raced home, and as she walked in to see her mom, her mom opened her eyes, smiled -- and died.
It was the day before the young woman’s 21st birthday.
Months later, unable to cope, she begged her dad, “Daddy, you have to fix this!”