Monday, 16 November 2009

He called

Opa called tonight. He brings Omi a salmon sandwich everyday - she likes them better than hospital food. Keep in mind the drive is 40 minutes each way, winter is here, and he will be 79 next month.

He sounded tired on the phone, but there was also a little bit of relief in his voice. It has been a hard, hard week. I worry about them both.

She is more comfortable and sticking to the regime the doctors have given her. Opa thinks it could be up to a week before they let her go home.

Day by day. Day by day for two people who have known each other since they were children and have been married nearly 60 years.

What lovely people my grandparents are.

9 comments:

Carol Anne Strange said...

Your grandparents sound lovely and totally devoted to each other. Hope they are both ok and hope you are ok too. Hugs. x

Angela Recada said...

They do sound lovely. I wish your Omi and Opa all the best

Alles, alles Gute.
Angela

Sophia said...

I wish all the best to Omi and Opa. Sending them hugs! Hope you are OK as well.

LDWatkins said...

Hold them close. Nothing fills that space when they are gone.

C.S. Perry said...

Sixty years.
Well...maybe there is something left to believe in.
Best of luck to them.
And to you.

Cheryl said...

I bet he loves the drive, winter or not. Hope she goes home soon, x

Ruth said...

I envy you your relationship with grandparents. It's hard though to see them decline.

I hope you're feeling better today.

Tammie Lee said...

My to have found love and care like they have is an inspiration and a gift! Wishing your Omi well!

info said...

Oh it brings a tear to my eye, it really does, of sadness, of happiness too...that is love. A salmon sandwich, a 40 minute drive and sixty years. C'est L'amour!!!
Try not to worry...