珍惜眼前人

Jeannie called me tonight… telling me that Liz passed away on Monday night

We came to know Jeannie and Liz when we were doing the pro-life feature
presentation for S+L. In addition to the pro-life work that Jeannie has
been doing, she also spends her free time as a volunteer with a
hospice. She is soooo dedicated to serving these people – whether
unborn or born – who are the weakest and least able to defend
themselves. When we were interviewing her for our feature, she was
visiting
Liz on a weekly basis. At that time, Liz had been diagnosed with cancer
for about a year, and she had been suffering from depression at a young
age. With the cancer, her suffering was like doubled…

We needed some materials for Jeannie’s work with palliative care. So we
went visit Liz’s home once with Jeannie. That time we were pretty
bad… I brought along a DV, to see in case she was okay, then we could
have some footage… But she said she wasn’t really comfortable with
appearing in video. She agreed to have us take some pics of her and
Jeannie. She was actually very nice to us. Before our visit, we were
able to get a letter from her with Jeannie’s help. So she kinda told
her story and how Jeannie helped her along her way… When we were
there, we saw many of her drawings. And she gave her drawings to us…
She was there, suffering all along… Luckily, she had a loving
husband… who was very understanding and cheerful. And there was
Jeannie who accompanied her, to pray with her, to cook/draw/play with
her. They have all my respect.

At some point, we were saying we would join Jeannie with her weekly visit. And then I never went after that Sometimes due to other things that I need to do on Sat, sometimes I was just there at home doing nothing…

No matter what, this is another lesson reminding me… we need to
treasure the people around us. We’ve almost taken for granted that we
get to see these people all the time. But who knows??

Tonight, my mom also reminded me she has an appointment with Sunnybrook
on Jan 18th. I was like, huh, Sunnybrook? Then she reminded me it’s the
appointment 1 year after the end of her treatment!! Time flies… And
praise to the Lord! My mom is well and fine… And I once again feel
bad for all my bad temper/impatience to her, as if I forgot all that she went through not just once, but a few times… There’s no excuse… I just need to be GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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