….just one more thing…
Just while I’m here I’d like to mention a few things ‘back home’.
Firstly I’d like to wish my mum a happy birthday for yesterday. I did wish her it on the day too and I’m sure the card is somewhere on the way too. But if the post takes as long to get from here as it does to get to here it could be yet a while before it arrives in Englandshire.
I have come to the conclusion that the mail is carried on the back of a partially lame tortoise with an aversion to water.
I would also like to say a big WHOOP-DE-DO on behalf of us all for the successful surgery that my nephew has just undergone.
He has been unwell for a long time and has borne more than a boy of his age should have to and has done it with a courage that I have seldom witnessed.
Earlier this week he underwent a major surgical procedure which should improve the quality of his life immensely. Of course there were more than a few worrying times, but the surgeons are extremely happy with his progress and it looks like he may even be home by the end of the week, which is the best piece of news we have had for a long time. I might be miles and miles away but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t thinking and praying for you all, and I’m thrilled that things are looking so good.
And to his mum and dad, I can only say you are amazing.
I can’t imagine the anguish you have been through and I’m amazed at how strong you have been. I love you so much and hope to see you all soon.