Unexpected Extended Vacation
March 23, 2017 1:34am CST
A college classmate based overseas has been coming home every December and several of us would have a reunion while she's here. On our second get-together, we were sad when she shared about ongoing family issues that were only now revealed to her by her parents. One was a spoiled and envious sibling who seems bent on making her siblings and children turn against her, our classmate; the other was sorting out property claims with relatives in the province. Aside from the heartache at what her sibling was doing for which she cried for days, she and her youngest child also got sick and were hospitalized. She was finally able to leave after 3 months here, and will work 2 fulltime jobs abroad. Have you ever had to extend your vacation because something happened which resulted not only in additional expenses, but left you with a heavy heart, too?
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@hereandthere I was attacked in Miami by two guys who stole my handbag. I fell on the ground and hit my head badly. The doctor who saw me said not to travel for at least one week, at least until he was sure there was not a major hidden problem.
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@hereandthere He came home that time because Abbey is the only person that made my mother-in-law eat. Like your classmate, MIL is sick and passed away too. We stayed 2 weeks longer to pacify my father-in-law. Our US trip will be next week :)
Well never happened to me but to my friend. She returned back to see her sick mother and unfortunately she passed away. And she stayed in her country for about 5 months. And then after that she had to make so much arrangements to come back. She was deeply affected.