It was just another Monday. Jeff is busy making breakfast in the kitchen. He cannot stop thinking about his last court hearing, while gently spreading peanut butter on the bread. There is just a week remaining for legal seperation from his wife, Linda. They have been living separately for a while now but are not really sure if they moved on with their lives.
As Jeff heads to work, he receives a call from an unknown number. He answers the call while driving. “Hello! Is this Linda’s husband?”, asks the voice from the phone. Jeff casually replies, “Yes, who’s this?” “I’m afraid your wife is in a critical condition after meeting with an accident. Please come to George Mercy hospital”, comes a reply from the called party.
He skips a heartbeat on what he just heard and heads right away to the hospital. He enquires at the reception for Linda and rushes towards the emergency ward. He waits in fear and anxiety, only to find out that it was actually not his wife who met with the accident. He enquires at the reception for Linda Forman, but realizes that the person admitted was Linda Smith. “How about the call?” How did I get the call?”, asks Jeff curiously. The receptionist checks for phone numbers and realizes she dialed the wrong number accidentally.
Jeff sighed in relief and reminds her to call and inform the right person. He prays silently that Linda in the hospital gets better. But he feels thankful and relieved that it was not HIS Linda. The very thought of his wife really being in such a situation, was very hard for him to digest. He felt this incident might be a heaven-sent hint to make him realize his love for his wife.
He skips work and heads right away to the bank, where his wife works. He knows he hasn’t seen her for days and their relationship hasn’t been comfortable for months now. But nothing stopped him from rushing to see his wife, thinking of the incident that just happened. He parks the car and hastily walks towards her cubicle. His sudden appearance stunned Linda. “Jeff! What are you doing here??”, she asks surprisingly. Jeff hugs her without hesitation, and answers in a shrill voice, “I love you. Can we please nullify the divorce?”
His reply thrilled her and left her speechless. She takes a deep breath. “Are you sure?”, she asks doubtfully. “Very much!”, answers Jeff with assurance.