“Let me begin by saying that this is a long overdue letter to you and your wonderful staff at St. Joseph’s .
I arrived on your doorstep the first week of August, in pain and with apprehension, not knowing what to expect. And as the days rolled into months, I knew that I was in the best place for me.
Every person who I was in contact with helped in my recovery. Sometimes I had to be pushed, but that was always done with words of encouragement and a smile.
There are so many people who were there to make me better and I must begin with Louise and all the medical staff who put up with me all that time. They were there with a sympathetic understanding of my pain, and a kind word. That meant so much to me.
Next comes Linda’s staff of Stephanie and Jasmine. Oh my, did they have their work cut out with me. We developed a great relationship, and we spent a great deal of time together, but each day I became more mobile. I owe them so much.
Kim and Dom were there patiently getting me organized for kitchen and bath duties, and all the rules are embedded in my brain.
To Jennifer and Lorna who looked after me for my meals, you both do such a great job and have quite a bit of patience. My thanks.
Now I come to Pastoral care who were generous with their time and the memorial service that I was able to be part of, left me speechless and awe struck .
And now to Lupita and Heather. What can I say about these two ladies? I always looked forward to seeing them come into my room to tidy up and listen to their words of encouragement. And never did I see them without a smile.
I hope that I have not omitted anyone, and if I did, please forgive me.
To “all”of you, I send my heartfelt thanks. I am sure there were times that I did not cooperate, but you sent me out walking again. Without you, I don’t know if this would have happened.
Would you please see that these special people get this.
Again, this comes from the heart, my sincerest gratitude to all.