My dear cousin has been in the hospital for several months. I only learned of her illness shortly before Christmas and at that time she was still gravely ill and in the ICU of a hospital of a town five hours from where I live.
Thankfully, she’s now on the road to recovery even though she’s still in the hospital. I think I’m going to use an online flower delivery service to send her some flowers.
I haven’t seen my cousin for at least six or seven years. It’s been far too long, but I have talked to her on the phone a few times since I last saw her but even that’s been years. I was going to go to Ottawa between Christmas and New Years, where my cousin lives, to see my brother but that fell through and I ended up not going … if I had I definitely would have visited my cousin if I’d gone. Hopefully I can schedule another trip in the near future and if I do I’ll make sure I get a visit in.
I haven’t seen a lot of my family in quite a while. By this I mean cousins and the only Aunt that I have left. That’s going to change this year.