June 22nd 2011 8:43 pm
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Hi everyfur! My mommy and I would like to thank everyone for their kind words, love and support and PATIENCE with us during this whole ordeal. It's been furry tough. So much has changed in such a short time, it's like that full moon solar eclipse last week came in and swatted it's big hands all over the place! Mommy's other best friend called last night to tell her he got laid off from his job. He's furry mad, he was told his job was secure but as you know, there's no such thing anymore.
Jim's wake and funeral service were very beautiful. At the wake they had a collage of pictures on a dvd playing on a big screen tv and mom said they chose so many beautiful and funny pictures of him. Cause that's how he was FUN! It was bittersweet to watch them. She said Rick's poor momma is just a broken woman. Mom walked into the place, walked up to her and said "hi mommy" and Joan fell into my mom's arms and just cried. Mom just hugged her and cried with her.
His funeral was beautiful too. He'd been cremated and his older brother got up and told stories of Jim when he was young. He was so at one with nature he used to get into the beaver pond on their farm and swim with the beavers! Then he talked about how he could do any bird call at all and when everyone left the church, there was a mockingbird sitting right there in the tree singing it's heart out. Mom said "look, it's Jim!"
Then she had to go 2 hours later to her uncle's wake which was completely different. Very dark, depressing, body laid out with just a few pictures taped to his casket. Blech. Mom thought that was not right. They have more than enough money so who knows what happened there! But mom told all her cousins some funny stories about him and they all laughed and cried. Then her and grampy tried to go to the funeral today and they couldn't get anywhere near the church at all! Cars for blocks around and grampy can't walk far. So mom was going to drop him back home cause it's literally down the street, and go back but the line was outside the doors of the church. So they couldn't get in. That's how loved he was.
In a way that was okay with them. Mom didn't think she could stand to cry anymore (she did anyways) and it was a different service altogether. But they wanted to say goodbye. They came home and mom was in her garden when she heard the church bells, she started to cry again. Her and grampy sat on the porch and just stared at his porch swing. They're having a lot of trouble wrapping their heads around it all.
She spent most of today cleaning the house like a mad woman. Anything to keep busy. Exhausted herself so much she fell on the bed and slept for 2 hours this afternoon. Of course I comforted her. Mom wants you all to know she will be okay. She really will. She loves from the core of her heart and can't understand why such good people are taken from this world. We know, there's no answer. Just can't help but wonder still.
We are definitely having Finney's party with the MJ party this Saturday in his diary! We need to get back to living and we need to be with our friends and have fun, making new and wonderful memories. Finney will write a diary tomorrow with the details. In the meantime, check out our pages, all of them. We've been doing Michael Jackson pages and me and Finney even uploaded some videos of us that mom had put together awhile back. They're both set to different MJ songs. Hope they bring you lots of smiles and laughter!
When we get some time, we'll be sure to thank all of you for your wonderful birthday prezzies and prezzies of love and support, all your kind words and checking in on us and mom has meant the world to us. We love you all so much! We're furry, furry lucky.
Luv and kissies
Lacey & family
We's glad your Moms doing betters!! Can't wait for the MJ/Finney Pawty Saturday!!
Your mom's uncle sounds like a man that was very loved and respected in the community, a trail of friends and loved ones that will miss you must be the very best thing we can leave behind.
So heartbreaking to hear about Jim's mom we purr and pray time will help her heal, mom told dad about her tonight, and how hard must be to move on in life without your "better half"
Please give your mom lost of love, nuzzles, kitty massages and just plain on kitty cuddle time, as I know you will, that helps our moms and dads so furry much when they are feeling down.
So looking forward to the party.
Thanks Alley, of course my aunt is also very distraught but she's a much stronger woman with 9 kids of their own and a bazillion grandkids. They are baby making machines. So I don't know if she'll let it all out now that it's all over or what. They've been keeping her busy and when mom talked to her over the weekend, she was just all over the place and talking too fast so we hope she's able to get some rest.
The respect and love for both of these men is tremendous which makes it all so bittersweet. They made the best mark on this world that anyone could make. They left a long legacy of love.
Can't wait to see you at the pawty! We want to be with all of our friends and just have a great time.
We's jus' glad to hear yer mom is gonna be ok. You & Finney takes good care of her cuz she's a good mom. She needs all yer luff an 'fection cuz it make her feel better. Is all we kitties can do--luff our peeples.
We will Ingen, you gonna be there Saturday night?
I will try but Jen been soooo busy an not pay 'nuf 'tention to me lately. I wish I have fumbs, den I don' needs Jen to play ona 'puter.
I just heard I'm gonna miss the MJ party since my people are going out of town! This stinks! Oh well, pawty on in my absence!
These two men may no longer be with us, but never forget the legacy they left. It is a precious thing to hold on to.
Sounds to us like they lived full, rich lives that will live on in the hearts of everyone they touched.
Hugs & whisker kisses...
Very true Colette and like I said before. You can measure a man by the friends he has and these two had MANY.
WHAT? Jezebel! Oh no, that stinks. I'm sorry you can't make it. Next time I hope you can, there will most likely be another MJ party on his birthday in August. Oh Ingen, come on! No excuses. Even for a little bit!
we haz a mewving vee hickle disguised as cabbage sittin in an undisclozed loe kayshun knot reely far frum de house....az long az rabbits doez knot invade yur nay bor hood, it shuld be safe til we can get it there on caturday :) prob blee towaerds de dinner hour !!
BBBBWWAAAAHHHHAAAHHHAAAA. Sneaky Tabbies. MOL. Cool!
Glad you are feeling a little bit better, we hope that you will have a great MJ party, I have to work that night:(
So let loose and have some fun.
Thinking of you, sending butterfly kisses your way>>>>> >..
Pooey Shadow! I always have to work. You need to get another job so you can start having fun with us. Try to stop by after and see if we're still around okay? Love you!
We are soooo sorry you had ta go thru all that, but at least it's ovfur fur now and you can just spend time wifth Mommy and cuddles. They always say things get worse befur they gets better and it's sooo dumb! We hope this is tha last sadness you has fur a long time.
Love and bonk!
HAHAHAHA, ain't that the truth Kitty Pryde! That's so funny. It really has no agenda so it's true. I think this will be a difficult summer because this is always when mom goes over to talk to her uncle and sees him every night on the swing while she's watering her flowers. It's been like that for years and years and years. Now suddenly he's not there anymore. Tough to get used to.
Sending oodles of hugs and comforting purrs to your Mom.
I'm SO sorry you had to go through all this, but it does learn us a good lesson in how to live our lives. Joy will come.
I'm drooling at the thought of a truckload of trout - uh, I mean "cabbage"!!! Luv, Tink
Thanks you too. Mom knows that. It's like everything else, some time has to pass to get used to the new reality of it all.
MOL Tink! How do you guys like our MJ pages?
I think funerals are like weddings, unless you have been to a few you don't what's good and bad. The human here, when her mother died she felt like she was on a travelator standing still dumbfounded and in a daze. As she passed everyone while standing on the travelator they would be telling her what she needs to do and how it should be done. I suppose things turn out depending on what advise you are given. Unless you do have your head screwed on or have thought about it before hand. I hope this helps.
Glad all this is finally over! Now Finney and lacey can help start making your heart happy again!! Lacey being googly, and finney being Finney, trying to keep up with Zach!!! MOL!!!
MOL Blizz! Blizz we're going to add Gypsy to our party regimen for her birthday and we're also adding one other kitty. So it'll be HUGE! Finney will do a diary shortly, early afternoon okay?
Love you guys!
I know dat Jen is a peeple but maybe you could 'clude her ina pawty (jus' a little bit cuz is fur KITTIES ON'Y). Today is Jen birsday.
Well I thought you weren't coming!? IF Jen promises to come, we'll certainly do that! HAPPY BIRFDAY JEN!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!
I's gonna be dere no matter what. Efun if on'y fur few minutes. I LUFFS da pawties. Wha's better 'en good furriends an good foods an good moosics? NUFFIN!
What time da pawty stawt?
You gotta stay longer than a few minutes. At least a half hour! Come on now. Finney's doing a diary right now. He'll tell you specifics.
Jen pawmise she gots nuffin plan an we gonna be dere. Is jus' so hard to w'ite cuz so MUSH happenin. I be here readin da comments all times, jus hawd to gets a word in edgewise. AND if I leaf an come back OMC, efun hawder to catch up. BUT I'S GONNA BE HERE!
Never mind trying to keep up sweetie, just have fun and comment when you can. Just as long as we know you're there and enjoying yourself, that's all that matters. I know, our pawties are crazy! But then again, that's why everyone loves them right?
I'm sorry Finney, I didn't know about all of the sadness going on in your mom's life. :( I send purrs and koala hugs. It feels like a difficult summer to my mom too. But at least we kitties continue to give love and support.
Thank you so much Toki, it really has been a very bad month. I hope the rest of the summer is MUCH better for all of us. I hope whatever is going on with your mommy gets better too. If she needs to talk, we're always here okay? We sure understand!
I called you Finney- sorry Lacey. I got confused and thought it was his diary. My mom is ok just frazzled, but her boyfriend (I like to think of him as The Man Who Introduced Me To Popeyes Chicken) is having some troubles. It will be ok though. Thank you- it's awesome to have support.
Trust me Toki, we know about frazzled. Mom has had a lot of trouble concentrating or thinking this past week. It's been furry tough and she's been sleeping a lot and going in her garden to try and relax.