GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
Suddenly the house is empty. All is quite and reality sets in. It’s been a hard couple of months – committed, determined and endless hours of hard work towards the finish line of the MAXDOG journey. The past two weeks have hardly allowed my feet to touch the ground. It’s been surreal.
But now I am alone – and it’s a Saturday night without my precious loved ones. The contrast is shattering – like when you hit that ‘red’ stop button on a treadmill. Suddenly your world comes to an abrupt halt and you feel like you want to fall over.
You see, my family are at the seaside as I write this – sharing precious time together. And me? I am sitting here - alone in my homesickness. I really am missing them.
You might well ask…Why this situation?
What was the prize for bargaining away this time together with my family? Why would someone choose this when they can be with their loved ones? Maybe my choice wasn’t such a wise one after all.
The value of time together is unmeasurable. Good relationships and companionable, precious moments are treasured more than all the diamonds in the world. One only realises just how valuable it is when they are suddenly absent.
So what bargained it away?
The answer: A short, 6-8 minute interview on TELEVISION for the benefit of MAXDOG.
Is this fair bargain?
Somehow, as I sit here in the deafening silence of the house, with just the dogs to keep me company and waiting for Tuesday, I am not so sure I made the right choice.