Thursday, March 28, 2019

When your kids are sick

The dogsitter I lined up for the upcoming kayak trip lives just around the corner from me but we communicate via text. The other day I ran into his mother who works at a local big box store. She told me that actually her son is in the hospital seriously ill, but he has his phone with him.

I was alarmed. I admit my first thought was that I was going to have to find someone else and my second thought was that he is often quite ill and who's to say he won't get ill while I am away. His mother assured me that he was on the mend and would be able to dogsit very soon.

"He loves your dog. He misses seeing her," she said.

"This must be hard for you having him be so sick," I said, feeling a little guilty for that not being my first thought.

"Him and his brother," she replied.

I remembered that my dogsitter's brother is in even poorer health.

"Every day that I still have them is a blessing," she said.

Can't be fun.


CheerfulMonk said...

I'm glad you dog sitter will be there for you, but the poor mother!

Wisewebwoman said...

Some people's hardships are a good reminder of how easy our lives are compared.