Thursday, August 7, 2008

Change......loss

Seriously, I do not plan on continually disappearing. My transition period remains chaotic. My job ended one week ago. Lack of communication from the company made the situation more stressful than necessary.

I'll spare you all the details. I'm glad to be out of it. I feel at peace as we wait for God to reveal His plans for our family.

At the beginning of this week, my 17-year-old cat, LB, became sick. I took him to the emergency vet in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, he did not return to our home with me.

Though "just a cat," he's been a constant in my life for 16 years - through job and relationship changes, 8 moves (including two across the country), my getting married and our having a child. Our house seems a little empty without him. LB followed me from room to room and always sat facing the door, guarding me.

Here's a few pictures of our little buddy. We'll miss him.


My daughter's reaction to our loss deserves a separate post. I do not have the brain capacity to do it justice tonight.

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11 comments:

hkudla said...

I understand the loss of a pet. He is not just another cat, he is part of the family.

I lost my cat when I was a senior in high school. I had that cat since I was 4 years old. I couldn't think about it or talk about it to anyone for a long time. but i knew that my mom was going to have her put down the next day (she had cancer and was suffering) and I stayed up almost the whole night with her, just holding her and rubbing the one spot on her head that didn't hurt her.
it was very hard, and took me a long time to get to the point of wanting to have a cat of my own. My parents could have them, but not me until about 8 years ago.
it's as much a grieving process losing and "animal" family member as it is losing a "human" family member.
I will be praying for you!
God bless,
heather

Kelsey said...

Aww I am so sorry for your loss!

Darlene said...

Losing a pet is very hard. It is like losing a member of the family. We lost our dog Scooby in March and I still miss him. He was such a great dog.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Blessings,
Darlene

Joy said...

Hey Michelle- I am thinking of you. I know this is a hard time for you. Miss you!
Joy

Carol said...

I love the pictures, and I am so sorry for your loss!

Amy L Brooke said...

I'm so sorry to hear about it. I will pray for you.

KelliGirl said...

Michelle,
It was great to hear from you on my blog. I'm sorry about your cat and all that you've been going through. I'll pray that God leads you through this time of hardship and struggle to a deeper faith and understanding of Him.

"And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Romans 5:2-4

Blessings,
Kelli

Scrapping Servant said...

I'm sorry for your loss my dear.

I hope to see you around for My Walk Monday again soon... I made a couple changes.

Love in Him

Lelia Chealey said...

Praying for you sweet friend!

MrsProverbs31 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I've lost many pets in my lifetime. I understand the pain. Praying for you, my friend.

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for all your comforting words and prayers. It has really made a difference. I do have more to share on this soon. I truly appreciate all of you!