Monday, May 19, 2014
that's a scary word. it means "summons," & we're all to familiar with it, be it from the police, road transport or internal revenue. usually it implies that some form of payment is outstanding & due.
it's also used when we receive wedding invitations. this may be from a friendly party but the outcome is nevertheless identical - a payment is in order.
i just received one last week.....
this is to attend court as a prosecution witness. someone from the hospital had used my name to pilfer stuff. so, in addition to getting the guilty party charged for wrongdoing, it's also to clear my name.
i just hope to defence counsel don't tear me to pieces 1st!!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
my dear boy is 12 today....
tradition dictates that he will now enter a phase of life called the terrible teens. apparently, although still wet behind the ears, they think they know enough to stamp their identity & rebel if they can find a cause to do so. & that has resulted in untold angst amongst parents.
and there wasn't a birthday cake either....
if i had my way, i'd make sure he'd as least not fare worse off than i did...
but i know he has a mind of his own. i just have to make sure he gets proper guidance before the rebellion starts...blessed birthday, dear boy!
Train up a child in the way he should go,and when he is old he will not depart from it. (prov 22:6)
Friday, May 09, 2014
Saturday, May 03, 2014
when i was a houseman many years ago, i could not make clinical decisions without consulting a senior colleague, eg. medical officer or consultant. as junior doctors, we were not expected to take such heavy responsibilities concerning the lives of patients.
as i gained more experience & read a lot more, i became more confident in the decision-making process by making correct calls & judgments. and when i made a wrong move, i knew how to do damage control and/or take corrective measures.
i call that a sign of maturity.
my daughter took a step towards that today....
she turned down a scholarship offer......but as concerned parents, we cheered her on....
because we have reassured her, unconditionally, that we will see her through her chosen field of study.