Blue sky thinking.

This morning I woke up to a beautiful clear blue sky and my SECOND thought for the day was ‘what a wonderful day for flying’. Why my second thought you may ask……..well  my first thought had been ‘I wonder what sort of night OH has had’. This morning we should have been flying out to  Las Vegas for a long anticipated holiday but my poor OH is confined to a hospital bed having had emergency surgery for a burst appendix! Needless to say, we are both very dissapointed but, equally, very grateful that this had happened while we were still on home ground. I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to be so far from home when a loved one is taken ill. Staying in a hotel would lose all of its magic under such circumstances, no matter how luxurious. I’m sure the medical attention would be first class and we have insurance to cover the cost, but here we have a wonderful network of family and friends who are supporting us and no amount of insurance could pay for all their love and kindness!

My darling man is still very much in the early stages of recovery, very sore and still with tubes attached, for pain relief, antibiotics etc. but, as I sat by his hospital bed this evening, I was thankful that we were eight miles from home not five thousand!

We are  already talking about when we can re-schedule our holiday, so  we can start looking forward to it over again. When we eventually get there we will appreciate it so much more, after a week that has been a roller coaster ride of so many emotions. As my son said tonight, ‘the sky will be just as blue when you do go mum’ and I’m  sure he’s right!!!

Jenny xx

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