I couldn't write today.
I couldn't write because my son has been diagnosed with pneumonia.
My son has pneumonia, which means we may not be allowed to fly to Scotland on Thursday.
We are flying to Scotland on Thursday to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday with his family.
We are traveling 4000 miles to celebrate with the family because one family member is quite ill and we don't know how much more time well will have together.
Sometimes life gives you a harsh example of how upping the stakes can effect the impact of a story. Lesson learned, but frankly I would have rather learned it from a book.