Thursday, 19 June 2008


Today is a day of waiting. In fact the whole week has felt like this. Waiting for news can be an exhausting process when one is on another continent and reliant on the telephone.

It is a week of frustration too: I feel frustrated that I am so far away from those whom I love that I cannot play an active part in their lives at present. I must sit passively on the sidelines and wait.

There is the sadness of the news that a much-loved Uncle is seriously ill and back in hospital after being discharged only two days before.

Then there is the anticipated joy of news of my dear youngest sister who is having her baby today.

In the meantime, I will fill the kettle and have another cup of tea and try not to keep looking at the telephone.


Vintage Amethyst said...

Poor you, waiting for calls are terrible and with you being so far away it must be horrible for you.
I hope your Uncle is ok, and good luck to your sister and her new born, I hope there is good news soon.
love Alison x

Tracy said...

Sweet, Marie! I'm so sorry your uncle is in hospital once again--do hope he will be better, strong soon and can return home. What news of your sister and the baby's delivery?! Hope all went well...Such wonderful news on this new addition to your family! :o) But I do understand, so very well do I know of the waiting your feel. To be apart from one's family & friends, especially during the big & important times, is very hard. Thinking of you and sending love and ((BIG HUGS))

Heidi said...

I got to your blog by the time that the waiting for little Katie Victoria was over but I am sorry to hear about your uncle. As someone also far from family, I know it can feel sad at times. I hope you get some new that your uncle is okay very soon. Hang in there my friend!

Hugs ~