21 June, 2012

For My Auntie

My Auntie was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. I feel horrible because I haven't called her, but I don't know what to say. What can you say? I'm never very good when it comes to expressing myself verbally, my power is always in my words. So I wrote her a letter, to let her know I am thinking of her. I'm also putting it here, as a way of putting it out into the universe. For luck.

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I’m sorry I haven’t called you. I really wanted to, but to be honest I wasn’t really sure what to say. I guess there’s not much anyone can say. Mum mentioned that you’ve been struggling a little in coming to terms with it all which is completely understandable.

I just hope you realise how much you are loved and supported. I know you have a fight ahead of you but you certainly aren’t facing it alone. There is so much to consider at a time like this, but first and foremost is your health. You have always been such a kind and caring spirit and always thinking of others. But you must focus on you right now.

You have always lead such a wholesome life and I firmly believe that your dedication to this has all been leading up to now, preparing you and your body with all the things it needs to come through this with strength and grace.

I imagine the road will be long and a little rocky but always remember we are there with you, holding your hand through each and every hurdle, even if not always literally certainly at every moment figuratively.

We are here if you need anything, from a favour to a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen or for some words of comfort. Although there probably isn’t much comfort for you to be found right now, I hope these words do offer some small solace as they are more than words, they are filled with depth and intention and truth and honesty.

And love. Always love.

Stay strong. We still need you. Be brave. We love you.

Lots of love,

Sheri

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