“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”
― Ralph Ellison,
Yes, so yesterday could a have gone better… I was in control of my day for the first few hours and then…
As you know my son is in Pretoria applying for his Visa on Wednesday by appointment. Yesterday at 15:00 he call to say he left his Passport at home. Control LOST. I turned into my mother in a matter of seconds, “but I asked you if you had the passport twice before we reached the bus!” Ok so I must admit my very first reactions was, “Your joking, right?”
After a 5 min rant. Me channeling my inner “my mom” and him just staying calm and taking it like a trooper, saying how sorry he is every time I take a breath. I rushed to Postnet to see if I could get his passport to him his morning before 9:00. If you ever wondered about this, yes you can. For R400 you can have a package sent locally overnight and have it delivered at dawn. I know but I’m usually totally laid back and opt for the deliver it any time tomorrow.
It took me about an hour to work trough the “I don’t care and he is suppose to go out on his own to a different country in a week. How on earth will he survive” rant. Then I phoned him talking with my own voice, back in control of my afternoon. I could tell him its fine, be save and I love you. In the end that is all that matters.
My Twilight Quest