Saturday, January 14, 2017

It's Five AM and The Phone Rings

It's five am and the phone rings. You think to yourself who is calling me at this time of day? And the phone announces that it is your brother. Your next thought is that can't be good, he never calls me. You probably shouldn't ignore the call.

You answer the phone, and your brother states "Sorry, to call you in the middle of the night." You think to yourself, will these people never figure out that I work in the middle of the night so I'm probably already awake at five am? You say it's okay, it's almost bedtime.

And then he announces why he has called. Mom had a heart attack. Now you know why he called. He states that he is going to go to her place after he takes a nap. It is an extremely long drive. And the weather isn't cooperating. It will be about 12 hours before he can get there. You tell him you will head over to her place. It will be about 8 hours before you can get there.

You start throwing items in a bag. And there is a second call. The doctor has just telephoned your brother and he says we need to come as soon as possible. You kick into gear. There are so many things you have to do before you get on the road.

And you wonder to yourself how will this day move forward? What changes will it bring about?

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