Obviously Not Meant To Be

It all began when Son#1 wanted to help Son#2 tile his kitchen floor. I invited Son#1 and family for dinner and Son#1 invited Son#2 and wife to join us. No problem. This morning DH suggested we see if Son#3 and Son#4 wanted to come home too so that we could have a family dinner. Son#4 agreed (I'm not sure yet what Son#3's excuse was but I suspect it has something to do with a certain young lady even though she lives hundreds of kilometres away). DH then said to invite his mother which we did.

So ... a family meal was in the planning.

Then DIL#1 rang and said that The Most Adorable Granddaughter in the World#2 had been vomiting during the night and they wouldn't be coming in.

Okay. The rest of us could still get together.

Then Son#2 rang and he said his wife wasn't feeling well but that they'd still come.

Then DH rang. He was on his way home but had been forced to turn back due to flooding and land slips. He was told that it would be two days before the road was cleared! He decided to take Son#4 back to his hostel before attempting to come home via another route which will take him at least 3-4 hours - if the roads are opened. It will be a while before we know if he's successful.

Meanwhile, Son#2 has had a call from work asking him to be on call because the person rostered on can't get into town due to flooding. So our family dinner may turn out to be Son#5, DIL#2, my MIL and me. Not quite the 'party' we had in mind!


Deb said…
I couldn't help but smile as I read this....sounds like our lives on a regular basis!! :-) It puts a whole new spin on the verse that tells us God directs our steps!!! Have a blessed day!!
SchnauzerMom said…
Looks like you will have lots to eat anyway. I hope all who are sick get well soon and that your DH gets through OK.
busymomof10 said…
Oh that's disappointing!! I remember one year that I planned a party and my children were so excited about it and helped me clean and prepare for it. Then, one by one every single guest called and cancelled!! What a let down that was!!! HOpe you found a way to celebrate anyway!

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