I am on my way back home, sitting in a coffee shop at the
O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg waiting for my Delta flight.  I just finished a plate of bacon, eggs and
sweet corn fritters.  A little strange
for 5.30pm fare – I should be drinking a glass of wine, but it will be a long
night, so time enough for that.  The rest
of our vacation in Plettenberg Bay was really good from a family reconnection perspective,
but Mum became ill and we worried a lot about her. 

We ended up leaving the beach house a day earlier than
planned, and having Mum transported to the George hospital by ambulance.  She has since stabilized, but is still
undergoing tests and scans and has a way to go. 
These next few family photos were taken the evening before she became
ill and I was so glad we took the opportunity.  Since we are scattered all over the world, it’s not easy to schedule these reunions very often.