Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Space of 21 Days

I guess a lot can happen in 21 days. It's been that long since I last posted and honestly, it feels even longer. I should have posted at least a hello and filled you in a bit, but there really wasn't "one" good reason, but several little happenings, and a couple of big ones, that came my way and set me adrift for a while...

A garden needing seeds and tending, a house groaning with age and demands for repairs, a transition from a church we love dearly to one that God has called us to (that we also love, but doesn't stop out hearts from hurting), a home school year ending with loose ends needing to be tied, a foot -broken as I bid Memorial Day adieu (My first broken bone, I might add), A part-time summer job in the mornings just beginning, and the one thing that just really took the wind out of my sails...

Having to put my cat, Stormy, down. You haven't seen him much on my blog because he was a bit camera shy, unlike Malachi. But, believe me, he was my shadow every evening after his day-long naps, for over 7 years. He was quite unique. He loved to head-butt me to show his affection, he sort of chirped instead of meowing like most cats, and he would wait on the counter-tops when he would see we were going to walk by, so he could reach out and grab our arms (this was a hint to pick him up). It was last week that I had to have him put down, but I knew it was coming for weeks. It made my heart so heavy just thinking about it and I kept putting off the inevitable. And then when the time came to say goodbye my heart completely broke. I miss him a ton and the tears still come from time to time, when I think of his little tendencies that made him Stormy. But God's slowly healing my heart, and my broken foot... Summer is still just beginning and the sun actually just broke through the clouds outside, so I think I'll go soak up some vitamin D and snap some pictures. I've hardly touched my camera in the past week. It's time to pick it back up again.

Kye is missing him a ton. I didn't realize how much cats will sometimes mourn the loss of another cat.

One of their favorite evening rituals in the summer. He was always hard to see in pictures!

Hope you're enjoying this God-filled day. It's beautiful here all the sudden!
XX's ~Jen


  1. Aw....It has been a hard month for you, I know.

  2. So sorry about your cat. That is so hard, I'm sure. I've had to put my cat down, but I did have to give her away because of my children's allergies, and that was hard enough. And sorry about your foot. Hope things get better soon. :)


  3. Thank you, Cindy and JoAnn. Things are much better and as I said, my foot and my heart are mending. If this is as bad as it gets, then I'm doing very well. :)


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