The word Emergency implies a sudden unforeseen event which demands extraordinary measures to cope with the situation at hand.
Well, that is precisely what happened on April 2. My grandfather, who is 91, fractured his hip bone which had to be operated upon. It follows that I and Abhijeet rushed to hometown as soon as we heard the news. He is recovering and well now.
I will be staying back for a week or two.
The moment I heard the news, I was stunned into silence for a few minutes.
Because for the last few days, I used to wake up mid-sleep late in the night. I used to have this nagging urge to write to my grandfather, as he does not hear much due to his age. I wanted to pour all my memories onto paper for him. However, when I told him this after meeting him in the hospital, he smiled and said; a letter without a reply is incomplete – do not write to me dear daughter, as I will not be able to write back by myself. I know how you feel and even I look back on your days as a kid and remember them fondly.
That made me smile.
A smile in such situations is rare, but that is what lessens the burden of worry. Our family has always come together in testing times and borne the vagaries of the old-age journey with ageing grandparents in a positive atmosphere.
As my grandfather says, the show must go on!
Hence, I will be continuing the April A-Z Challenge with a different theme. No theme, so to speak.
I am blogging for the April A-Z Challenge this month.