In my opinion, Monika is a fine writer in the sense of ‘fine’ dining. She is a master of her art and has the ability to reach deeply into the soul. We lost a Son to Carcinoma Cancer. When diagnosed he had one request, “Daddy, don’t let me die alone.” They gave him three months, but because of a family that cared for him , he lived on for two and a half years. In that time we sought every way, including prayer, for healing, but to no avail, He died in extreme and unrelenting pain. Thank you Monika for writing such a tender, loving and compassionate article, I am certain that many will identify with this piece.