I didn’t see that coming

About three weeks ago, I was looking forward to flying to St. John’s to bring back to Ontario our three grandchildren.  It was something I had been looking forward to for many weeks and was very excited about. Then came the realization that my retina was detaching.

Perhaps you’ve had one of those moments where you know something is wrong but you really don’t want to admit that it’s happening. I reluctantly revealed to Wendy what I felt was happening and off to the hospital we went. I was right and surgery was planned for the next morning.

The trip was cancelled and our plans needed to change dramatically.

The good news is that the grandchildren still came – it was just that Jason had to fly instead of me, and in hindsight that turned out to be a good thing.

And in the end, while the vacation with the kids needed to be adjusted I think they had a good time. We still ate ice cream, played together, got to the trailer, the pool, the lake! We still were able to have fun just being together.

Wendy was amazing – she looked after me, the kids, still worked in the morning and evenings, had events for the kids, took them places, did all the cooking, the driving, the cleaning! The bulk of the fun was because of her! So thanks Wendy.

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