It was wonderful to see Jaya again, the last time we saw her was 2006 in our old apartment, when I was waiting to hear the result of my MRI.
No wonder that during her visit then, we could not do any of the things we used to enjoy doing, like stroll around town, looking at shops going to the markets and visiting our favourite coffee shop the Basjoe to see James and Leo.
That was because I couldn't walk very far, at the time we did not know why, I did my best to hobble using my Nordic sticks and we did manage three little trips.
I'm so glad that Jaya is here now; I've got so worried when she sent me a mail saying that she was coming to see us at the beginning of May.
I really panicked wondering what it would be like for her to see me as I am now; she reassured me that everything would be all right.
She wrote so much has changed for both of us, especially for you, but despite that we are still ourselves, our essence is unchanged.
And she was right, I had a moment of panic when Jaya first walked in, but that vanished immediately.
The years just seemed to roll away, it did not matter how long ago it was
since we last saw each other.
None of that mattered, what did was that we are very good friends, and have been for a long time now, I think we first met in 1979, that is 33 years ago.
It really is wonderful to have Jaya here again; we've been talking and talking which is wonderful.
I shall stop now, do a spell check and then read the piece thoroughly, because using speech recognition means that sometimes you swallow words, so it's a good idea to read it out loud several times.
As soon as I've done that I will be ready to carry on talking with my dearest friend Jaya, who I love very much.
It is so good that she is here, to spend time with my Darling Richie and myself; we are so lucky to have such a good friend like Jaya.