- Paperback: 348 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (May 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 149545018X
- ISBN-13: 978-1495450181
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,214,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author's oldest daughter (Natalie) went to Australia for a one-year job, fell in love with an Aussie, and settled down in New South Wales. Her parents liked their new son-in-law and rejoiced in their daughter's happiness, but were sorry to have the young couple living so far from England, especially after the birth of their only grandchild. When Simon suffered serious head injuries in a car wreck, he was sent to a neurological hospital in Sydney. His doctors would say only that his recovery would be lengthy and uncertain.
This compelling book is Mrs. Gardner's story of the months she spent in Australia looking after lively 18-month-old Ruby (try doing yoga poses with a toddler playing "London Bridge" through your legs!) while giving her daughter whatever help and emotional support she could. She writes eloquently and honestly about the pleasure of getting to know her grandchild, the loneliness of being separated from her husband and younger daughter, her bewilderment with the Australian medical care system, and the frustration of watching Natalie's suffering and anxiety without being able to relieve them.
No neat ending to this story. Fortunately, Natalie's job was unaffected and Simon's employer covered all medical expenses. Simon's brain injuries wiped out ten years of memories, including his marriage and the birth of his child. He DID become a legend at the hospital by looking at his wife and saying happily, "I've seen you naked!" Some things stay with a guy!
This is a book about family and the feelings of love and responsibility that start when your child is born and never diminish. I enjoyed it from start to finish.