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Thursday, May 18, 2006

You know you can't hold me forever

MDH has just accepted a post up in the northern part of Britain, in a large hospital to the east of Herriot country, north of the Secret Garden, just beyond Mr Darcy's estate. We are both very excited about this - it's a wonderful job for him, and it will give us both the chance to live where the fairies visit.

The Aged Ps were in the living room when MDH got the call on his mobile phone, and we relayed the good news to them with some trepidation.

The Aged Ps are happy and sad at the same time, and they are sadder still because, try as they might, (and they do try very hard, bless them) they cannot seem to rejoice with us. This makes them feel guilty.

Over the last month, MDH and I had been talking about the distinct lack of medical training posts in the UK. We had decided that returning Singapore would be inevitable if the job drought continued beyond August this year. The Aged Ps knew about this and I guess they got their hopes up.

It is so difficult to see the Aged Ps so vulnerable.

"Why are we so selfish? Why can't we be completely happy for you?"

I remind them all the time that we are all still a family, even though we are far apart. But it's hard for them to let go.

I suppose I will understand this more when I become a parent myself.


Anonymous lynn said...

Lucky he got a job, if this drought continues I might have to go home very soon. This mean relationship upheaval and everything goes topsy-turvy...sigh...have an interview up north next week...let's see what divine intervention brings

11:41 pm  
Blogger Tym said...

Congrats on MDH's new job!

And yeah, parents. Well ... I think it's all part of growing up, for us and for them.

12:08 pm  
Blogger tscd said...

lynn: Ugh, the job drought. It is so bad for morale, it's a wonder we're all still standing. All the best for your interview - hope you get the post!

tym: Thanks! And the parents are doing okay at the moment - slowly but surely.

5:10 pm  

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