Monday, May 01, 2006
Graham I miss you
Two years ago around this time of year I was visiting my boyfriend in the Hospital everyday.
He was partially paralyzed from the lung cancer at this point.
I don't want to go into those details with you.
I remember it was spring and the tree's were just budding as I would walk to the hospital from the Metro carrying a Tim Hortons coffee, other treats and some CD's for him. I would play his favourite CD's. I entertained him him as best I could. I stayed strong for his family and for him and for me. One day we were listening to The Carpenters 'We've only just begun'. I started crying. Graham was surprised. I am only so strong. We only had three years together. We had only just begun. It was not long after that day that we rode in the ambulance to the palliative care home on the South Shore. La maison Victor-Gadbois is the name of that Home. His room had a nice view of the budding trees. They could even wheel his bed outside if he wanted.
I remember seeing a soaring Hawk or Eagle hovering over the home that day.
I did not drive at the time so I got lifts there with his family every day. I did not miss a day. I was holding one of his hands, his parents held the other one when he passed away.
Some details are too painful to blog. Just do me a favour, please don't smoke!
The reason I bring this up today is that his cemetery is not far from that palliative care home he spent his final days in. I will be driving there today all by myself for the first time. I have been putting that solo visit off. I decided to do it today before I go visit with his parents.
Posted by Barbara at 11:06 a.m.