I lost my wife to cancer 2 years ago. We all had just 90 days from first symptoms to her death to come to terms with what was happening. I can’t imagine how she felt on a journey you can only take alone although always surrounded by love ones.
In the last 2 years I’ve thought a lot about how I (and indeed all of us) value everything in our lives. Everything you say here is so true, but rarely realised or acted on. It’s tragic that it takes a tragedy in one’s life to appreciate what really matters.