- "I'm so sorry. we did everything we could." The surgeon's haggard face proved his words."Thank you," I said to the surgeon, taking his hands in mine, "for everything you did to try to save him." I was in shock. But I was also aware of a bewildering mix of sadness, anger and, as hard as it was to admit, overwhelming relief.
When my grandmother...
FoolProof: ...was near the end, I actually wished she would die. It may seem like a wicked thing to say but if I could've snapped my fingers, turned out the light, and ended her suffering I would have done it in a second. It was her time. She knew it and so did everyone else.  
 
A sense or relief doesn't seem so different to me.
jinx: Not even remotely wicked. Humane.
darkstar: Yah.