With an early start we left to join the traffic headed for the city.
My appointment wasn't until 1pm but we were on a mission. I had one of my photos prepared as a gift for Dr.Fehlings. My hope was to go to Toronto Western and the Neurosurgery clinic to see if I could get a minute to present him with it.
I had wanted to find a way to express my appreciation to him and at the same time show him why my need to go home was so strong. The photograph is of a sunset across the street from my home on Callander Bay. As you can see from the photo the sail boat has furled sails. I think it shows the beauty of the boat in the sun although we traditionally consider a sail boat beautiful when the sails full mast.
It reminds me of how I am now, and how I have been this year. I am not my full self; yet, I'm still here, and with the glow of the sun, I will be my full self again. The photo shows all of us we don't have to be our perfect selves for others to think we are beautiful.
Thankfully Estelle, his receptionist, has gotten to know me and readily agreed to interrupt his very busy clinic day to ask for a minute for me. He came around the corner and was shocked that we had taken the time to come there with a token of appreciation for him. He hugged me and thanked me for always being so kind to him. That is humility, after all he has done for me. He looked at the photo and put his hand on his chest and said it touched his heart. Another hug. He said it truly made his day. All the while I was thinking about how worthwhile it is to say thank you to people important in your life. Another hug and he had to run. Not only did it make his day it made mine.
Here's the photo.