Seriously though, the tension and anxiety of the approaching surgery date can silence our laughter in a heartbeat - Family Day or not. There are more “I love yous”, genuine respect and empathy for each other lately…yet the sudden eye contact and locked stares break my heart because I see the fear in everyone’s eyes. We will be strong for each other and we will lean on our friends and family for support. I know, we all know, this is temporary and doable because we just do. ..I truly wish it was Friday.