I lost my partner to breast cancer. We were together for 22 years. Her parents were always like parents to me but I think it's only since going through the illness that I have really appreciated them.
Yep very much agreed love. 乂º◡^乂
Yes.Nothing to add.
Yup, I've noticed that, too - sad admission but honest :-/
They imagine in other ways their life can go wrong, perhaps imaging losing you. They have a realization as you stay by their side just how significant you are in their life. People are more important than circumstances.