Annie and I were in bed tonight at 6pm having a DVD evening. Half an hour later, the doorbell rang. I assumed it was Josh as he’d just popped to the shop but when I opened the door my Mum and stepdad, Ed were stood there. Instead of my usual response of feeling pissed off, I was surprised to find that I was really pleased to see them, especially mum. They came in and we all went into the living room, which meant Annie didn’t get to see the rest of her DVD but neither of us minded and then Mum announced that she has to go into hospital for her gall bladder to be removed on December 3rd and so she’d come around to let us know and ask what everyone wanted for Christmas so she could get it done before her op.
I was overcome with concern for her and worry about, not only the operation but how much she was pushing herself to get everything done for Christmas instead of preparing for the operation. I told her not to worry about Christmas, before or after her operation and to just concentrate on that but she was insistent. When they got up to leave a couple of hours later I felt a genuine disappointment that they were going and really wanted Mum to stay longer as we’d been having some really nice conversations. This is the first time that’s ever happened and just showed me how powerful and healing the work has been that I’ve done on myself this year.