Today, this comment arrived from the post of a few days ago, A Letter To A Friend, to Laibar Singh Ji. I thought most of you would miss it there and, anyway, I wanted to make a few comments of my own and add a picture or two.
I had shown Laibar Singh Uncle Ji your letter..his eyes welled with tears and he had the most stunning smile on his face. He couldn't believe his dear sister wrote him a letter. He kept repeating the words CHARDIKALA as I read the letter.
Your ways motivated him, your attitude alarmed him. (I have been told that there is something a bit alarming about my attitude before; mt youngest brothers insists that I'm 'scary.').He loves his sister he says! He wishes you can gain back the languages you lost..and one day dance with bundles of joy on both feet...and even if your never able to he thinks you are soooooooooo lucky to be in the situation you are in now. He recalls having some awful disheartning treatment from a hospital he was in..they didn't think he could make it. (They told my husband to prepare for my funeral and didn't even bother to put me in intensive care. Ah, but my wonderful Kaurs...!)
But WAHEGURU..look at you two! AKALLLL. *JUMP UP AND SHOUT A FEW JAIKARAS!!!*
Your letter opened up and took us into a deeper conversation on many difficulties he has been faced with in his life. He lost 2 sons (age 5 and 11 months) within 1 month apart. He was a difficult and unfortunate time for him and his wife. After this they decided to have a couple more children..but then his wife passed away. He said life honestly hasnt ever been easy. Its always been difficult..but he thanks God so much for always providing and being there as his support in such times. He thinks you are funny and lovely! (What a find he is for me! My sense of humour is often misunderstood and gets me in a lot of trouble.) He said he hasn't ever thought about the blanket thing..but he has a brand new Lion blanket sitting in the corner of the room and promises to remember to use it if the Media comes by and takes some pics..but for now..he just uses a typical flower reddish kes.
I told him about the struggles you and your family faced in 1984..it made him quite sad.
He thanks you, and all the Sangat for all the support..he wants everyone including himself to always remain in CHARDIKALA.
He said he misses his long hair and long dhari...and can't wait till it grows back to the way it use to be. (That makes two of us. Mine is still trying to recover from the electricity sent through it by the defibrilator. Electrical jolts are as damaging as scissors. I love combing my hairs, especially in the morning, but it's still so short, just below my shoulder blades. )
He felt heaviness in his legs a couple days ago (after being in a wheelchair for a few hours)and this brought great joy to him bc he felt sensation below the waist! (Hurray! YIPPEEE!!!! JUMP UP AND DOWN!!! My left side is hurting like you wouldn't believe. The feeling is coming back!)
He has been noticing improvement and it's thanks to Guru Ji and all the encouragement he gets from people like yourself. (Mostly it's the KIRPAA OF VAHEGURU, I think, but we all help, I hope. I hope.)
I must have forgot some things he said..but the main things were,
WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH, THANK YOU, CHARDI KALA, MAHARAJS KIRPA AND HUKAM.
He smiled throughout your letter, it made him feel very special- (Oh, good! Brother Laibar Ji, you ARE very special; when was last the British Columbia Sangat been united, as they were on December 10, 2007?) Thank you for that. He hopes you are doing well..and the same love for Suni and Vini. He says he adores and respects his older sister! (Ah, shucks. *Blushes* We love and adore him, too.)
(I had wrote a longer response earlier, but when I went to go publish it..I had to sign up for an account..so by the time I did that..it had deleted the text) (Computers are mysterious entities. I have had quite a few of my masterpieces lost in cyberspace, too.)
WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH...
WAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH!
Your SEVA WILL NEVER GO UNNOTICED (We want only to help in whatever way we can.)
MAY WAHEGURU JI BLESS WITH YOU EVERYTHING AND MORE
I hope the pictures aren't too over the top. I made them quite a while ago and they just seemed to fit here.
Darcey, be nice, please!)
--WHY TRY TO FIT IN
YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT!