it was a difficult decision.
a nurse colleague resigned from the hospital to work in saudi arabia, where she will be paid at least 5 times more than her last job. she is due to fly off this weekend. her husband had also resigned from his job so that he can look after the children.
a few days ago, he developed a bleed in his brain. it was huge & was removed in an emergency surgery. he is still unconscious & things don't look good. if he were still employed, he would have received benefits that would have covered his medical expenses but that's academic now. he may have to be transferred to a govt hospital due to the escalating costs.
sometimes, life deals us a cruel twist. one day, all is hunky-dory & the next, our whole world seems to collapse right before our very eyes. what is one to do in such dire circumstances?
i don't have the answer. but i imagine her job in saudi would have to be put on hold until her husband's outcome can be determined. if it includes rehabilitation, it could stretch to months or even years, & recovery may still not be complete. besides, the children need taking care of.
it's common for us to organise things & make good plans that will benefit the family & possibly others. but if these don't fit into the Great Scheme of Things, they will not materialise, for reasons our mortal minds cannot comprehend. no matter how hard we strive to make it happen.
because some things are just not meant to be.
i pray for my colleague to have the mental strength to go through this ordeal & hope that a greater good will come out of this unfortunate event.