I've studied Buddhism long enough to know that nothing lasts. Good or bad. Things change. Healthy people grow old and die. Beauty fades. Love leads to clinging and clinging leads to suffering so eventually everyone must pay the price. No body gets out of this world alive!
The Mrs. health is doing real good right now and she is in the best shape she has been in for years. But I know that it is temporary and that I should enjoy having her in my life every moment of every day and never ever take those moments for granted.
We were able to extend little Grayson's life with good food and medical care but he will live out his time and will pass away like all living things. We must accept that things change and that nothing remains the same in order to live a contented life. Otherwise, it is one long depressing wake for all the things we love and lose. Suffering comes from clinging and the refusal to accept the impermanence of things. Basic Buddhism 101.
That is why being grateful for what we have right now is so important. Tomorrow it may be gone. Life has "if" right in the middle! ha ha While I am at it, I should point out that live spelled backwards is evil. There is a lesson in that. Always move forward. Turning back is evil. No good can come of living backwards.
I confess I do live in the future more than I should. I look forward to things. Sometimes they happen. Often they don't. But hope in small amounts helps a little I think. Be kind to each other. In the cold dark Universe, all we have is each other.