My mother had heart surgery last Monday. It went well, but she had complications arise, and our family gathered in the ICU waiting room at the hospital. She is slowly improving, and we have enjoyed the comfort and fellowship of being together. As we keep vigil in the waiting room, we have noticed that everyone around us has someone in critical condition or dying. God has given us opportunities to minister to a few of them. They know we understand because we are going through the same thing.