25 October 2015

When did that happen?

Greg's sister has been staying with me for the weekend and yesterday we had a lovely drive down from London through the beautiful autumnal Kent countryside, albeit sometimes in pouring rain, to visit Kay for the evening. I say "for the evening" as she was on shift at the hospital all day, so we could only meet in the evening. After a lunch in one of the Kent towns, we moved much further on to the town where Kay lives. I showed sister-in-law the general area and then towards the end of the afternoon we went into Kay's hospital to "sightsee" and have a coffee to kill a bit of time. After coffee, as we wandered aimlessly along the maze of hospital corridors deep in conversation,  we were nearly bowled over by this young doctor coming hurriedly out of one of the side wards.  She was rushing for the staircase to go up to the next level where we could hear a klaxon going off even from our distant vantage point . As she flew past, she threw over her shoulder " Oooh hello. Sorry, mum, I can't stop, I'm off to a cardiac arrest." She disappeared in a flash.

Sister-in-law and I left the hospital shortly thereafter and met up with her again about two hours later in an Italian restaurant. She seemed so confident. So buzzing with energy. So interesting to listen to. So grown-up. My big little baby girl.

13 comments:

Graham Hunt said...

Yep - I was trying to decipher this incredibly technical paper about Saturn's magnetosphere the other day when I thought "Why the hell am I trying to read this? Oh Yes. Because my son wrote it!" And a bunch of important letters keep arriving for my daughter from the court... not summons but dates for her to appear on the restorative justice panel! And there was me thinking of buying them Lego for Christmas again ;-)

ADDY said...

Graham - I agree. I often think she can't possibly be my daughter having come from such an incompetent ignoramus like me.

Rab said...

Your pride really shines through your words Addy. I can well imagine its all gone so quickly for you from a young girl into a mature working adult. Its good to read how close the two of you are. As a mother and daughter should be.

Elizabeth said...

Ha, you call yourself an incompetent ignoramus, but what doctors really need is empathy and warmth and you have both of those. Bet she is a marvelous doctor!

Flowerpot said...

You must be so proud Addy! XX

DD's Diary said...

How wonderful, sounds like an episode of Grey's Anatomy (one of my favourite ways of wasting time ;))

K Ville said...

Cog amazes me often with how grown up she can be and yet still so much more growing to do. Went quick didn't it. Baby feet to junior doctor feet. xxx

Nota Bene said...

Lovely...just lovely.

Gingerly Rosanna said...

Hi Addy. I haven't blogged for a long time and it's good to catch up with your life again after following you for eight years now. Eight years! By the way, it's Crystal Jigsaw here - I had to reinvent myself due to being stalked. Long story, but I'm back blogging as Gingerly Rosanna.

GR x

Maggie May said...

You must be so proud of her. I loved reading that story.
Maggie x

albertontario said...

yes i adore it what a great and authentic story that you have shared.that is to much interesting keep sharing these kind of stories.

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