Thank you everyone for your kind words regarding my friend's recent death. The grieving has been going well, in fact, it's been going quite well. In the past death has led to overwhelming despair, fear, and depression. I've been doing a lot of heart work regarding fears and grieving and with Sarah's death, I've really been experiencing the fruit of that work. My heart has been profoundly sad, but I'm not stagnating in the sad like in times past. The grief is moving and is held in a container of gratitude and love which makes it much bearable.
I recently retold the story of how Oliver came into my life. There was a very specific moment when Oliver decided to trust me and from then on it was magic. Well my friends, I've got something exciting to share. This past Sunday, the moment happened with Pierre!
Pierre often comes down and joins Oliver for breakfast.
In the past Pierre would occasionally let me pet him for a few seconds while he and Oliver ate breakfast. But this past Sunday, he not only let me pet him, he came specifically to my hand and asked to for pets!! He particularly likes head scratches - he loved it!
Then he did the same on Monday morning! My heart was swimming in joy! He's sooo soft!! I keep dreaming he'll some day be an inside kitty!
When I was able to pet Sweetie the first time, I cried tears of joy. How wonderful that Pierre has learned to trust you.ReplyDelete
ya for you and Pierre....so glad he is learning to trustReplyDelete
Wonderful news. I am glad you are healing from you loss, I am on that path also.ReplyDelete
I sincerely believe that cats come to us when we need them the most.ReplyDelete
Pierre sure makes the heart smile!ReplyDelete
pierre....how total lee kewl iz thiz....ewe can trust yur dad...N ewe can trust uz in sayin sew...... purrhaps by...mid april, ewe will chillaxin ona ree clinerz chair inn side huh !! ♥♥♥ReplyDelete
OH I am so glad Pierre finally made that step toward you and even more...trust. That has to be the on of the most uplifting starts to your day, when Pierre finally decided that you were his friend and more. Oliver had to have told him many times to just go with his feeling and allow love into his life. Hugs to each one of you.ReplyDelete
That is such wonderful news!! That must be a really amazing feeling.ReplyDelete
Grief is a complex thing and it takes time to work through the emotion. I see it as ever evolving, just becoming a part of life. I am so glad about Pierre that is fantastic news and gives me hope for my Ginger.ReplyDelete
ConCats. Yous got a gweat reward fur yous time and patience. As fur grief, it takes time and many forms. But it sounds likee you now control it instead of it controlling you. Sendin' purrayers.ReplyDelete
Dezi and Lexi