It is late at night - but we are awake. Awake but separated by 1890 kms.
Sheba is awake doing her last night call in oby-gynae at the Duncan Hospital in Raxual.
I am awake taking a last look at the computer before I hit the hay. Our kids are asleep in the bed behind me.
We are about to make the distance shorter. Sheba will finish her night call (which will inevitably have at least 3 deliveries and perhaps a C-section to do). Then she will pick up her luggage (packed already) and leave the hospital at 8 AM tomorrow morning. At 8.50 her train is due to leave the station.
Its been a long 5 weeks. The longest we have been apart since we said 'I do' to each other on the 15th of Dec. 1999. The longest time that the kids have been away from Mummy. We have been counting the days. Our generous lego calendar tells us that we have 4 more days till Sheba returns.
We are amazingly proud of Sheba. She has poured herself into the work and has been a real blessings. Being on night calls every third night means that she has delivered a lot of babies. One night alone she did 3 ceaserian sections - alone. We are eager to see how she can put the management of very sick patients that she has been doing in Raxual - along with Dr. Philip Finney and the team - into practice among our very sick patients here at JSK.
And so tomorrow - which cannot come too soon - the train will start shrinking the 1890 kms as Sheba is pulled steadily towards Delhi. By Wednesday morning that distance will shrink to 0 kms - infact we will be 0 cms apart. Speed the day.