Sometimes life has a way of slamming the complacency right out of you. Today I received the call that parents dread, "your child has had an accident". Lydia fell while playing and banged her head, so it was off to the ER for X-rays and tests. Thankfully, it seems that no damage has been done but the doctors say that we should keep an eye on her for the next few days. To tell you the truth I'd be much more reassured if they kept her in for observation as she had been vomiting and looked very pale, but the doctor who examined her seemed to think she'd be OK at home.
No sooner than I had absorbed this shock than I got another one, a very good friend sent me an SMS asking if I could visit him in Cyprus, he is quite seriously ill and while his condition is not critical I know that he could do with the support of friends at this difficult time. Having lost someone close to me recently I know just how important it is to devote time to friends and family.