Thinking of you JP….

Thinking of you JP….

Dear Sis,

As you know I don’t stay home too often.  However lately I have been feeling this is my time to relax a little more.    To nest.   To give myself permission to be lazy.

It is late, dark and pouring rain outside.    I can hear it dripping down on my windows.    There is something so cozy about this moment for me.    All I want to do is crawl under a blanket and lie down in front of a fire.

But I am having this strong urge, for many reasons, to write to you.

It has now been a couple of weeks since JP has seen you.  This is pretty unbelievable considering he hasn’t missed one day since April 2012.    He is officially physically exhausted.  Crashed and burned.  I am so happy he is getting some rest.  JP,  if you are reading this, I just want you to know that we are thinking of you.

Over the last couple of weeks, I have missed the daily pics of you Karen on Facebook.    JP, I have always so appreciated your picture.    They keep me connected to her.

I would now like to share some pics with you of her over the last two weeks.    I hope these pictures below make you smile.

The other day, I contacted my friend Kelly who works at the Hospice Palliative Care Centre next door to you Karen.    She and I have not been in touch for a couple of years.  But when I called her and asked, “Do you mind stopping in to see my sister for me?  JP has not been there in a couple of weeks.”    Well the next morning she was there at 10am.  I loved Facetiming with you that morning.    I miss you so much.

Our brother Brian, called me the other morning, after he left your hospital room.    He was telling me a story about how he made you laugh.   At the end of the story, he got a little chocked up and said, “I love it when I can make her laugh.”  Karen to see you laugh, makes us all realize how small our problems really are.

Over the last couple of weeks I have also been in touch with Tara, JP’s sister.  I really adore her Karen.  She is so kind.    I always remember you telling me how much you like her.

Well, she too has sent me a few pictures of you from her visits over the last two weeks.   I love getting these intimate pictures Karen.  You are truly amazing.

JP, how about I put a request out there…..

If anyone wants to visit Karen, now is the time.  JP is taking a very well deserved break.  If you are near St. Vincent’s Hospital in Ottawa, stop in to see my sis 🙂   She is in room 5406.  I know she would love to see a familiar face or hear a story.

I love you sis,

Kathy xo

ps. I put a picture in down below that I showed to Jenna on Halloween.  Brian is in the front dressed as a girl and Kelly – Jenna’s dad – on the right.   So fun for Jenna to see her dad and I together in a pic when we were kids.   But Karen, what I remember of that pic are those scary clown masks that dad made us wear lol he got them at some work function ??  We were so mad, do you remember ?  We both did want to be a clown…lol!!!  Anyhow I know this will make you laugh xo




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