He was as ready as he could be.  But is anyone really prepared to hear what his doctor told him?  He sat with a brave face listening as he was told this would be his last birthday.  A small tear ran down his cheek.  He didn’t know if he was more scared of dying, or of not living anymore.  His children came to mind; would they be okay without him?  Who are they going to go to when they need some fatherly advice, or just to chat?  He prepared them for life the best he could.  Even though his children were grown and married with children of their own, he was still a dad.  He looked up, as if to tell his wife, who he had lost some years ago, I’m coming home. 

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