It's been quiet around the house the past 2 days. My husband received a call from his mother that his father was in the hospital after suffering a stroke. Before having the stroke, his father was given the news just last Friday that he had terminal cancer. My husband is now back in Maryland, and they will be moving his father into a Hospice care facility. I spoke to him last night on the phone and he tells me his Mother is strong and knows that her husband doesn't have much time. She has always been a strong lady, without ever showing much emotion, but of course her heart is aching. They have been married over 50 years. My father in law quit smoking 14 years ago, but it was too late. I remember him telling us the big reason he quit. His granddaughter, our Jenna, was sitting on his lap at the age of 4. He reached down to give her a kiss on the cheek and she scrunched her nose and said "Grandpa..you stink!" He said that was the turning point. He vowed to quit and went to a group session where he was able to kick the habit within days. I have never smoked, but I know that quitting has to be one of the most difficult things to accomplish. If you do, please try to stop smoking. Not only for yourself, but for your loved ones.