I've had a number of people close to me die before but never have I held a persons hand while they took their final breath on this earth. Yesterday my father in law ended his 3 month battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home with his wife, my wife, his son & his wife and myself there by his side. As he was taking his final breath he gripped my hand and looked me straight in the eye. I will never forget that look. What a gripping experience. It left me numb. Sunday evening was his last time he was able to communicate. He scratched out some notes and we all said our goodbye's. We all told him not to worry that we would all be there for him and for each other in the future. He nodded that he understood and closed his eyes. Cancer is a tough way to go. Give family some love and tell those around you what they have meant to your life while you have the chance.