Afraid that a second meaning to "Silent Night" applies today. My wife's sister, Karen, who has been diabetic for years and has recently had difficulties regulating her blood sugar even with an insulin pump, choked on food this past Monday and doctors found little or no evidence of brain activity in tests yesterday. Karen's family, including Pam, is in Omaha with Karen and tomorrow plan to turn off the respirator. Barring a Lazurus-type miracle, Karen probably will die shortly after.
Thankfully, there is hope for an eventually reunion of Pam and sister--and the key is the infant whose birth is celebrated today.