forgiven and not forgotten

As was expected, I was on hospital duty on Christmas day. Not that I’m complaining, these things you get used to when you’re in the medical profession. Anyway, it was a particularly busy day, like it wasn’t even Christmas for the doctors and the rest of the hospital staff on duty. It was around past 8 in the evening when my senior resident called my attention. She had to have dinner already, otherwise she would be grumpy for the rest of the duty. Not entirely her fault though, as she is a diabetic and has to maintain her blood glucose level. So, we feasted on our meal courtesy of the dietary (it was Christmas so the canteen was closed) before going back to making sure the patients were all doing well.

It was at this point in time that I realized that I have not even greeted her yet. I sent an SMS her way, not really expecting any response in return. Imagine my surpise when she did send a reply, asking me who I was. My initial thoughts were, ok so she even deleted my number from her list of contacts. Fine. But I did tell her who I am, adding it was ok if she didn’t remember anymore, which is not entirely true, by the way.

Imagine my surprise when I logged in to check my Friendster account and she left a Christmas message, two days in advance. It was then that I realized that indeed she has forgiven me for the things that have happened before, and that no she has not forgotten about me.

Thanks to her, I may still have a reason to smile once again.

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~ by allen mallari on December 27, 2008.

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