Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The phone call

If there is one thing I dread, it's receiving a phone call from my family at a time when you don't expect it. Ie, the middle of the day. And when you know your Mum is in hospital for her second surgery and you get a call, you stop your bus on the nearest bus stop to take the call. Never mind about the passengers. 

It was my Dad. Telling me that even though the surgeon had had massive doubts, the surgery on my Mum actually went fine. Better than fine really. So, I told my Dad I would phone him back asap (ie at the end of the journey) and drove on. Passengers and all that you know.

Anyway, the news was good and after I phoned my Dad back a bit later, he told me exactly how good. We are all very pleased, not least my Mum. Of course I still want to see her in person and that's why I will be traveling home this coming weekend. 


  1. I am so glad it is good news. Having lost two parents and two siblings before I even turned 50, I dread when the phone rings. Sending healing thoughts from our house to yours. LB Johnson (my Mom was Norwegian so we enjoy your blog posts very much even if we don't comment).

    1. That had better not happen here. I would be left with a sister-in-law, a nephew and two nieces in that case. Love them, but want the rest to be there too!

  2. Hari OM
    I feel the relief from here... safe trip! YAM xx

  3. So glad your Mom is all right and that things went well.

  4. Inderdaad, hele goede berichten!
    Goede reis en een fijn weekend.

  5. That is good news. A very happy visit awaits.

  6. Glad to hear your mom had a successful surgery. I hope you have a good visit when you go home.

  7. I am so happy that you got good news on your mom!


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