Tragedy And Hope . . .

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Just four weeks away from holding her baby in her arms she stood shocked, on automatic pilot and wondering how to get through the day – literally.  It was clear her body was protecting her from the worst realisation that eleven members of her family had been snatched away by the typhoon which hit the Philippines.  And still her unborn child moved along the timeline towards birth.  I wondered whether the shock might hasten the event and prayed this new […] Read more »

Motorway Pile Up Problem

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This evening Daughter had a very lucky escape while driving down the M5.  Right before her eyes, within a split second, a 9-car crunch happened.  Fortunately, there was space for her to pull into the outside lane before performing an emergency stop.  The four cars in front were concertinaed into each other, two hit the central reservation, one shot off up the embankment and various others collided.  Daughter called the Police and was twice cut off.  She then rang me […] Read more »

Is Gratitude Your Attitude?

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This morning I caught myself engaging in a little ‘mental moaning’. I was in the shower but not my warm, welcoming womb-like cubicle where I seem to do my best thinking but rather the over-the-bath version with plastic shower curtain.  Why?  The cubicle’s sprung a leak – again – and there’s a notice in there saying ‘under repair’. Husband in ‘inaction’ and I realise this could be a protracted affair.  It was last time. Under the best that the water […] Read more »