Saturday, November 30, 2013

I'm Back!

It's been almost a year since my last post. My recovery has been tumultuous and rigorous at best. I've learned its an on going process.  Prior to my brain surgery I was told that I would never be the same again. This was difficult for me to comprehend let alone understand. The statement is correct, and yes, I too, am not the same following my surgery. The changes are too numerous to itemize here but I will mention only a few of them as needed.

I'm happy to report there were intermittent pleasant and happy experiences along the way to balance this process.  The picture above being one of them. I flew to Florida at the end of October to attend my cousins reunion. Our American cousin was a gracious host for our reunion. Her place resembles prestigious resort. Her hospitality was splendid and out of this world! Triple five stars! There were only five of us cousins who were childhood friends and had not seen each other for almost 50 years. Last, but not least by any means our aunt who babysat us during our early years in Europe also attended our time of celebration. We were truly blessed she joined us. We had a grand time catching up, learning about our family histories, and many laughs. It was the best trip ever for all of us.

I personally love the USA and had planned on retiring there. However, the medical coverage was a deciding factor for me to remain in Canada. But there is nothing stopping me from visiting the USA especially Florida where my cousin's lives. 

 When our time came to an end it was most difficult to make the transition to our colder climates in Canada especially this time of year. Memories/pictures of our time together will remain with us for the rest of our lives. Thank you everyone for a wonderful time and experience.

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