Monday, June 27, 2011

True Love?

There is something I have wanted to tell you about that happened this past Saturday.

I had company from out of town; my cousin and her husband.  My visitors had travelled quite a distance; from Montreal! 

Due to a fear of elevators, they didn't actually come up to my 17th floor apartment.  Instead, they buzzed me, I went down and met them on the ground floor.

We hugged and greeted each other.  With them feeling rather tired and hungry, we made our way to Red Lobster, not far from my home.  I guided them by driving my van; they followed in their car.

For the next few hours, we enjoyed time together.  They were only passing through on their way to southern USA.  Even so, I was grateful to be able to spend time with them!

Of course, we each ate a delectible seafood meal, but that wasn't the best for me.  I truly loved seeing my family, once again.  It had been a few years since we had been able to see each other. 

The last time we had visited, was before my brother Glenn died, at a time when his health had taken a turn for the worse.  During a conversation, Glenn told us that if he had one wish that he could have fulfilled, it would be to go to Montreal, to see our relatives, there. 

Gordon and I drove to Glenn's in Kitchener, picking up him and his wheelchair, before heading to Montreal.  We spent a few days there, having family come to visit us at our hotel.  It was easier this way, because we knew Glenn could wheel around our suite, but not in and out of many relative's homes.

Thinking about this, I am truly happy we did this for him.  It's just sad to me that both Glenn and Gordon are gone, now.

In any case, I truly enjoyed seeing my cousin and her husband. 

When my cousin's husband was out having a cigarette, she admitted to me that she doesn't know what she would do if her husband died.  She reminded me how they fell in love when they were 13 years of age and have been together ever since.  I reminded her that I recall that happening, for I was with her when she met the love of her life.

See, true love never dies!

Until next time...

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