A close family friend is in the hospital. The outlook is not good. Another close family friend (who actually has POA) called my parents to let them know. In fact, it's so grim, she said they don't know if he will survive the move to hospice.
It's always sad when someone's life is over. He's been so independent his whole life though, it hurts to know that he is so dependent on other people now. I know that in a few days, he will be in a better place. But waiting for him to be with God is hard.
I know there are lots of times when there isn't enough time to see someone, it's too far, or there's something else going on. But sometimes, you have to remember that you won't always have everyone you love around you. Take a chance to make the trip while you still can.