May 14th 2011 7:03 pm
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Hmmm...ya know...I feel the need to write about things,but yet,in light of happenings and feelings around our family lately it's hard. I have so many things running through my mind that I'm not sure how to express myself or just where to start. Imagine that. Me...sort of speechless. Doesn't happen often.
I guess that I'll start by talking about the date of May 13th. It's an important day. It's another day where we remembered loved ones who were born on that day but are no longer with us. Ornery was born on May 13th 1994 and she crossed the rainbow bridge on July 11th 2005. So many people will swear to you that I look exactly like Ornery...and I do look eerily similar. My Mom has shown me pictures and tells me that regardless of what others say...it's not about me looking so much like Ornery because Mom has always seen me as her boy Jack who just happens to be a very lovely mixture of Ornery and Alex...both in appearance and in personality. Sadly,I never got the chance to meet Ornery or Alex since they both crossed the rainbow bridge before I got here. I've seen many pictures and been told many stories about them and I must say that I feel very honored and humbled to be assured that I am so much like them as they were really great beings.
Another loved one that we remember on May 13th is my "great grandma." She was my Mom's Grandma and May 13th of this year would have been her 95th birthday. Unfortunately I never got to meet her either. She passed away on the night of 2-16-1991. Again,I've seen pictures of her and heard stories of what a really amazing lady she was. Pure sweetness.Kind.Caring.Generous.Funny...so strong...with just the right amount of smartypantsness(my word) to not take too much nonsense from anyone. I guess that the apple doesn't fall from the tree because MY Mom and Grandma are the same. Strangely,something that "Great Grandma" and Ornery had in common besides the same birthday,was that they were both taken from the family by lymphoma. So sad. :(
Suffice it to say....there has been great sadness here. Remembering family no longer here physically,but always deeply within our hearts. And to further add to things...my Mom has been so very ill herself,but still doing and giving us everything that we need and we all know the reality of our Misky's failing health too. Misky has a birthday coming up in a few days. She will be 15 years old on May 17th. *sigh* We know that her time left with us is limited. Doesn't make it easier,but reality just isn't always a great thing. The trick is to deal with that reality in the appropriate manner and never run from it because that just doesn't get ya anywhere good.
I dunno gang. Times are tough for so many in so many ways. There will be more rough days coming soon with a few celebrations mixed in and I swear to you all that we will stick together and persevere. To our friends here that are dealing with tough things too....our hearts and thoughts are with you ALL as well.
P.S. Moosh remains a dork.
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Purrs for all the sadness for yous today. remember ALL the happy times that yous had...it helps. '
Purrs from the Catfather