When ever I see a rainbow, I always know my mother is around me. When ever I am worried about something or in a stressful situation, quite often a rainbow will appear. As two did the day I heard she had passed away. I was 350 miles from home when the phone call came. Her death came as a complete shock, totally unexpected. I went down to the waters edge on a clear bright May afternoon.
There was a sudden sun shower and then the two most glorious rainbows appeared over the island of Bute. I knew straight away it was a sign from my mother that she was at peace. Since then when I have needed reassurance, a rainbow will appear, not every time, but quite often.
Today was one of those days. After weeks of worry and being downright scared, Ralph had an appointment at the hospital for the results of an MRI scan on his head. His headaches have been getting worse and his vision playing up too. We have both been coping with the worry in our own ways, but nor talking about it to each other. Today driving to the hospital and in the waiting room, he was very quiet.
After three hours seeing nurses and consultants we found that the problem is.........
He has got a SQUINT.
His left eye is slightly lower than his right eye, so the eye and the muscles on the left side of his head have been working hard to keep in balance with his right eye. Therefore causing the pain and the double vision and kaleidoscopic effects he has been getting. He has to have an operation sometime in the next ten weeks and hopefully the headaches etc will cease.
So my mother sent a sign that all is well and not to worry with a beautiful rainbow.
This is why I have been a little subdued lately.
But now I am polishing my rainbow and dancing.