Tuesday, May 19, 2015

To quote Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this — the last battle — can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close — we two — these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

— Unknown

Remembering Teddie

I think of you Teddie Grams and Hootie Grams - when I see a shadow that should be you getting ready to "hootie" the spot I was about to sit in.  I miss you both each and every day.  I mention you often, remember all the funny times we had together as a family. 

I remember the afternoon we lost you Teddie.  My heart has never been the same.  I remember the night before when we sat on the cuddle couch and you walked all over and in between us - just like always.  And then I remember how different you were the next morning.  How we KNEW something was wrong.  How we all rushed to the emergency room in Woburn to find out what was going on..only to find out what was going on....how I looked into your eyes and to this day want to cry out "WHY?!?" with sobs catching in my throat as I remember bringing you home to Daddie that late afternoon. When you were the baby and you were amazingly cute and cuddly.  The moment I realized that I would have to let you go, I thought my heart would cave in and it did.  We held you when they let you go.  We felt the life you gave to us in the short time you were with us be taken with your last breath.

and every black cat became a Teddie-cat.  And I can't think of you without sobbing.  I miss you Teddie Grams.  I really do.

There are somethings that I like to do other than shopping - taking pictures. The beauty of picture taking is that it really is all up to me. Sometimes it's of things and other times it's of me and friends. Old Friends, New Friends and a sprinkling of family for good measure...