When I talked with her early last week, I knew it would be the last time we talked and everything in me wanted to ask her to look up Max (my first cat) and Lassie (my best friend growing up) when she got to heaven and give them my love, but I couldn't get the words out. It went unsaid. Then a few days ago she told a mutual friend that when she got to heaven she would look up my pets and give them my love. She knew my heart without me even needing to speak it. What a gift.
March 25, 1969 - February 11, 2016
Prior to my friendship with Sarah, I had zero experience with cats. Sarah and Tom loved cats and had zillions of hilarious cat stories to tell. Spending time with them meant a lot of laughing, joy and endless cat stories! Early in our friendship, we often hung out at their place and enjoyed their kitties (Elmo, Lucy, and Misha) and we would give them a hard time for having so many baskets of cat toys! Funny, now we have baskets of cat toys too!
Upon hearing the news of her death this afternoon, my heart felt sad and I felt a tremendous sense of peace. Sarah's suffering and pain are no more. I sank onto the sofa and immediately Buddy and Nahum hoped up on me. Nahum melted into my lap while Buddy tried to merge with my face. They know my heart is broken and they know they can offer me what my aching heart needs, fuzzy, purring comfort.
I am so very sorry for your loss of your dear friend Sarah. There are simply no words that will bring comfort to your aching heart. One day when some time has passed you will find yourself with less tears and more joy for the special friendship that grew between you two. But it will take time to feel your loss and your grief but there is always gratitude too knowing such a special lady shared, far too briefly, many years of friendship. Keeping you in my prayers.ReplyDelete
Wee are so very sorry to hear about Sarah. Her gift of an incredible friendship will be in you heart forever. Your heart can eventually smile knowing you have a Guardian Angel looking out for you. Hugs from all of us.ReplyDelete
I sympathize with you. I hope God will rest her in peace.ReplyDelete
Oh my, there are no words at a time like this. I'm sending you a big hug. xoxo DebReplyDelete
I am so very sorry for your dear friend Sarah's passing. We're sending purrs and purrayers to you and to her family, and we wish her godspeed. Peace and hugs to you.ReplyDelete
So sad to hear of Sarah's passing, but as you said now she is pain free. Sending you big hugs.ReplyDelete
What a kind and loving woman Sarah was, to have mentioned she will look up your pets in heaven! Love lives forever.ReplyDelete
Oh I am so so sorry, my good friend. Like you, I know where she is as you yourself know her heart, so does the Lord know; and she is with Him. I am so sorry for the pain and grief that her absence causes her family and her dearest friends, you and your wife. Please accept my condolences. Hugs.ReplyDelete
we are so very sorry that Sarah is gone....purrs to you and her familyReplyDelete
I am so very sorryReplyDelete
Our sincerest sympathies to Sarah's family and all her friends; Godspeed her journey. may God grant you all comfort in your hearts in the knowing Sarah resides now in heaven ♥♥♥ReplyDelete
I am so deeply, deeply sorry. What a beautiful smile she had...the photo of her at dinner laughing, just broke my heart. Praying that God gives you strength in this most difficult time. I am so deeply, deeply sorry (((hugs))))ReplyDelete
I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I know Sarah will watch over your past pets until you are reunited.ReplyDelete
May her memory be eternal!ReplyDelete
I am very sorry for your loss. Kitties are such a comfort during sad times, and I am glad Nahum and Buddy helped you.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry you lost Sarah. I really know what you are going through as I have lost many over the years. I believe she is probably around you now. So you could talk to her as if she were alive.Glad you are getting comfort from the other little friends in your home.ReplyDelete
Debby in Prescott Valley, Arizona