My (ex) Mother in Law rang tonight, which was strange, because she rarely rings, especially midweek. Husband is away, so I couldn't hand her over to him. She is 86 and always ailing (though I suspect she will live for a long while yet!!) and for that reason, she has not been told that our marriage is over, though she will have to know sooner or later, and I am pleased that it is not I who will have to break the news.
It felt strange talking to her. I haven't seen her since Christmas, and I remember, as we drove away from her house in December, thinking that I would never visit her there again. That was even before I voiced my opinions, about ending our marriage, to Husband.
She is blissfully unaware that things are different and we had a lovely chat, or rather she nattered on, and I listened. I did so happily, she felt lonely and I was happy to be there for her. However it did feel strange. I was half thinking, whilst she was talking, how the rest of that side of the family have disowned me and would never ring to talk to me again.
She asked me where Husband was. I realised I had absolutely no idea, so I had to lie and say I'd forgotten what he'd said. In truth I didn't ask and he didn't volunteer the information. He rang to say goodnight to the children tonight. They both 'field' his calls now, I didn't speak to him.
After I put the phone down I texted him in case he wanted to call her back. I have no idea if he did.