|Brother, me, Sharmon, and Dad having dinner|
I was so worried about what would happen to my grandparents while I was overseas that it never crossed my mind that something could happen to another family member.
I was shaken and freaked out after I got a phone call from my dad on a Thursday afternoon telling me he had a heart attack the previous weekend. Didn’t see that one coming! The bomb was dropped on me about 10 minutes before I had to report back to class from my lunch break. Once I told two of my friends what just happened I guess it all caught up to me and I left class for the next few hours very upset. Dad is a fairly big health nut these days; working out everyday and eating well so I was blindsided by what I heard on the other end of the phone. It scared me to think 5 days passed and I had no knowledge of my dad’s condition. After the initial shock of his heart attack, I was hurt no one told me anything.
|My cousin Clint and my Uncle Coleman|
|Mrs. Gerry and Mom, Geaux Tigers!|
It is important to discuss how you would want your family to handle emergency situations BEFORE you go abroad. Open communication and a plan of attack are vital to discuss with your family just in case a difficult condition arises while you are away from home. Personally, I would much rather have a heads-up that someone is sick or hurt before I get the big bomb dropped on me out of the blue.
|My G-Maw celebrating her 92nd Bday! Jo-Jo doesn't look a day over 80!|