to Canada to see my younger sister and brother-in-law and to meet
their family. It was a family reunion but also it was a chance to
get a few issues sorted out.
I went I felt empty, my physical health had got me down. My hearing
and sight isn't good and it has taken time to recover from two heart
attacks. The constraints of old age I suppose.
that period my mental health was also bad due to past experiences
and problems with my first husband and late second husband.
on a beach in Canada
seen my sister for over 5 years since my Mother's funeral.
the funeral my sister asked me if I wanted to visit her in Canada.
apprehensive about meeting her as I didn't know my sister well as
I hadn't seen much of her while I was young.
was mainly my mother's doing as she had left me with my grandparents
(they were great parents) when I was only three weeks old. I didn't
see my mother much at all after that.
apprehension went when my sister welcomed me with open arms at the
airport. It had been such along time since I have had that feeling.
I was overcome with joy.
a fantastic time, I never thought I would do it but I proved to
myself that when you want to do something you have to strike when
the iron's hot.
sister I chatted about the past and sorted out why we became separated.
We decided it wasn't either of our faults so we cleared the air
and laughed afterwards. This made me feel a lot better in myself.
I wanted to let bygones be bygones and be happy in my life.
my extended family in Canada and they all treated me with kindness
and honesty. We went to see many sights and we ate many fine meals.
back I think what was important was everything was sorted out and
that we could all move forward. I left for England with tears in
my eyes as I knew I would miss them immensely.