Monday, December 08, 2008

In return

While he dine and wine procuring business deals, invited to be a member of the freemason masonic lodge and rub shoulders with who's who in the business community, she sits firmly in the office from 7.30 to 6.30 running the office in shipshape efficiency. He hits the green 3 times a week, attending lunch meet and dinner talks, she prefers gardening her hundreds of potted plants, orchids, tending to her dogs and perfecting her skill in making prawn crackers, cakes and cookies. Socialising when absolutely necessary. This husband and wife partnership has been on going for the last 55 years until of late.
For the first time, the role changes. She now spends her time at home. He consults her on what she would like for meals. Coaxing her gently to take her medication. Keeping an eye on her on maid's day off. Plans each outing carefully-biscuits at hand should the wedding dinner runs behind schedule, where to alight her so she would not have to walk too far or be lost while he parks the car. Taking her for short holidays with extra precautious should a sudden hypoglycemia attack occurs. Quietly he sits by her sides and observe as she slowly goes into oblivion of the world around her. Drifting in and out of amnesia. Lovingly he cares for her notwithstanding the fact that his kidney is slowly breaking down.


stay-at-home mum said...

I guess that's Love!!

iml said...

I am proud to say that they are my inlaw.