It’s always difficult when you have family on the other side of the world to share in their lives. Even with the best communications and best intentions it can’t be done. We always make a priority of communication with our American Grandkids and this has been increased because of my health problems. Birthdays and good news stuff is easy but when bad problems arise it becomes very difficult. This week USA granddaughter had a serious sports injury. Whisked off to the local ER she was operated on a couple of times to patch her up. Her brother is 5yrs younger than she and they have a typical big sis little brother relationship. Close but a lot of good natured rivalry and they take each other for granted. On arrival at ER the patient phoned her brother 8yrs old Oscar. After telling him she was OK she said “I love you” his reply was “I love you too” some hours later after the second surgical intervention when she was ready to be sent home she spoke to her brother again on the phone. At the end of the conversation she said “I love you” he replied with a frown on his face “I love you too” he then turned to his Dad in questioning mood and said that’s twice she’s said that to me today? Get well soon Lola, Cheer and USA athletics need you.