Out of the Hat!

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It was an ordinary evening when my mobile phone rang.

“Hi Love, it’s me!”

I hadn’t expected to hear from Nathan – he was attending a Four Seasons Promotional event up in London.

I detected an air of excitement in his voice, but was not the slightest bit prepared for what was to come.  Most people would only dream of receiving a phone call like this.

“You won’t believe it!” he said.

“What?” I implored, the tension mounting.  “Tell me!”

“I’ve just won a trip for two…to the Maldives!”

A trip for two?  But that would mean leaving our four children. Who would look after them?  I couldn’t possibly ask my parents to have them again, could I?  

“Noooo way?!”  I said, in the most cheery voice that I could muster.

“Yep…it was the top prize!  All our name badges were put into a hat and mine got pulled out!  I’ve been praying that we could see the Indian Ocean…We’re off to the Maldives, baby!”

I gulped.  We were off to the Maldives.

“Oh wow!  That’s…fantastic!”

Now my husband knows me all too well. “Hey, don’t worry about the kids!  This is the trip of a life-time!  It’s only for a week.  They’ll be fine.  I’m sure your mum and dad would be happy for you to go.”

He was probably right.

It dawned on me.  Most people would be running around the house whoop-whooping at news like this.  And there was I, standing motionless, like a sack of old spuds, almost wishing that this wasn’t happening to me.

But it really was…

 

 

 

 

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