Monday, April 29, 2013
Windy Louise - 6/12-4/13
She came to us almost a year ago. Running down the country road in front of our house. She ran out of the cornfield. No bigger than my hand. Lyric jumped out of the car and ran to meet her. She ran to Lyric like she belonged to us - and she did. She jumped into Lyric's arms and into our hearts right away. What a cutey. We will miss her terribly.
I hate the feelings it brings up. I hate holding my kids while they cry and grieve. I hate the feeling of loss and sadness that will live with us now. I know my kids will be fine - and I will too...it just brings up the pain again. Re-opens the wounds of loss. I want to shield them from it, to make sure it doesn't affect them...but I can't. I can't keep them from what life brings us. My prayer is that God will use this loss to make them stronger and build their confidence in their ability to love unconditionally. The possibility is that they will choose not to love another pet...not to let themselves get too close. I don't want that to translate (or transfer over) to people. So, if you think about it, pray for our little family. Pray for our hearts to heal quickly.