Friday, January 27, 2012

Are You Kidding Me?

     The timing couldn't have been worse.   This can't be happening this morning of all days.  It was early and I was in the bedroom getting ready to leave for the airport.   Kenneth was already a nervous wreck over me leaving for 8 days.  He doesn't like flying and to make it worse I was going to be on a boat surrounded by water...also not high on his list.  Then, just as he is putting on his shoes to go to the dairy barn the horrifying pictures are plastered across the TV screen.  Five more minutes and he would have been out the door, but instead he stands dead in his tracks listening to every word.

Photos: Italian cruise ship disaster

Italian ship aground
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Credit: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

A luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. A luxury cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in the hull and forcing the evacuation of some 4,200 people from the listing vessel early Saturday, the Italian coast guard said. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)


     This was terrible.  My heart bled for those poor people on the ship and their families.  I was about to embark on the trip of a lifetime and this has to be the last news story I hear before leaving.  I could put it in perspective and know that my trip would be safe  but I knew it was weighing heavy on Kenneth.  He didn't say much as he walked out the door.  

      Shortly he returned to take me to meet the girls to go to the airport.  I knew he was worried but he loves me and didn't want to keep me from having a good time.  We didn't mention the sinking ship as we drove to the designated meeting place.  Conversation was light and we said our goodbyes in the truck before the girls arrived.  By the time they came he was smiling again and even joking with Linda as he loaded my luggage in her car.  I would miss that smile but knew I would see him again in a few days.  Not even a distant sinking ship was going to ruin my cruise.

Until next time...that's my view.

Kat

8 comments:

  1. That must have been a little bit frightening for him. Sometimes silence is the best, when the option would be letting loose the negative prospect of something not considerable. I'm glad you are safe, and all things went well for your trip!

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    1. Yes, he is good at holding things in but he is very supportive. Thanks for your comments.

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  2. In this case, it's better to be the goer than the stay at homer. He's a good man to let go of his fear for your happiness. Lucky duck!

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    1. Yes, Jo, you are so right. I know it was hard on him. I am a very luck woman.

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  3. Oh yes, that really must have freaked him out. I'll bet he was extra-glad to see you back home, safe and sound.

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    1. Yes he was Beth. I felt bad leaving him but he would never take a trip like that. I was glad to see him too! :D)

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  4. ah, that must have been a spoiler. so glad you had a great time, and that kenneth was able to work through it, also. :D

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    1. Thanks Daphne. I had dreamed of taking a Caribbean cruise for so long I just couldn't let it ruin my fun but it was hard leaving him knowing how he felt.

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