It’s Alice’s birthday today.
Alice is my sister-in-law and I love her very much. She saved my brother Randy’s life about a dozen years ago when they were both single. It’s a long story but he was very sick and had been mis-diagnosed by the witch doctors in the city of Mr. and Mrs. Auga. (Mississauga, Ontario).
But Alice knew better and rushed him to the hospital where he had open-heart surgery to replace a heart valve. I was in Toronto on business at the time and went to the hospital while he was in the operating room. I met the surgeon who informed me that they had Randy’s heart and lungs on the table during the surgery and he wasn’t sure if Randy was going to make it – he said the next 24 hours would be crucial. I stayed in the ICU room with Randy and spoke to him when he awoke – but he was having a difficult time staying awake. I left his room when my sister Linda arrived and went back to my hotel in Toronto. When I got inside my room I sat on the bed and cried.
Randy recovered and the story had a wonderful ending – he and Alice got married. Our family gained a new daughter – as my Ma would proudly say. And I gained a wonderful sister. They are celebrating their 10th Anniversary this month and going to Italy.
Happy Birthday my sweet Alice.
Hugs & Luv,