“Vigil”

1. A vigil (from the Latin vigilia, meaning wakefulness) is a period of purposeful sleeplessness, an occasion for devotional watching, or an observance.-  what our family and I am sure all of you out there are doing.

2.  a watch or a period of watchful attention maintained at night or at other times –  what the ICU staff is doing

3. evening or nocturnal devotions or prayers; usually used in plural – what we are all doing.

We are keeping vigil.  He is trying, but this is a true battle.  Vigilance (the ability to maintain attention and alertness over a prolonged period of time) is our mantra. Of course the next 24 hours……. I guess…..you know it goes without saying.               STANDING VIGIL

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