Sunday, October 2, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow ...

I am a middleaged grandmother, not an unkissed girl dreaming of her first dance.  What does that mean in realspeak?  Why of course that I am no stranger to Love in all of its wonderful guises. 
From family ties to fast friends and beyond ... we are defined by the company we keep.   I have been a daughter and a wife.  It is a great joy to be a mother and a grandmother.   And in the game of life, I consider myself to be a faithful friend and a fierce foe.
I am a middle aged grandmother and sadly that also means I am well acquainted with Love's wicked stepsister Grief.  Even when Love does last forever, time will not stand still.
This has been a very sad weekend here.   On Friday, in spite of all our best efforts, Andy had to go over the bridge.   He and my eldercat, Kitty Bear were fast friends ... and yesterday, she followed after her pal.
I am a middle aged grandmother, so I understand that Love's evil twin Grief will not be able to make my days drag and wake me up weeping forever.   Does that mean that love will fade away?  Of course not!   There is a little sign on my wall that .... for me at least ... sums it up very well
Parting and forgetting?
What faithful heart
can do this?
Our great thoughts,
our great affections,
the truths of our lives
never leave us
William Makepeace Thackeray


Karen said...

Oh, Janet. I am so, so very sorry to hear about Andy. He was such a dear little soul.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your losses Janet. It's heart-breaking to lose one furry member of the family. I can't imagine two.

Over the past two days I've lost two foster kittens, so we're crying together my friend.


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh Janet. i am so sad to read this. are thoughts are with you, friend.


sincere condolences - I can hope that a vision of Kitty Bear and Andy together at the Bridge will help ease your pain - that they are at peace knowing you loved and cared so deeply.

Karen said...

Oh geeze. I just reread this and saw that you lost Kittybear too. Losing one is hard enough, but two dear, old friends.... I'm so sorry.