Dear Bob, I worry about you so much. Your grief has gone on for so long, and I am afraid you are getting trapped there. The longer it lasts, the harder it can be to find a way out. Have you looked in your area for pet loss support groups that meet in person? That might be a big help. I want to see you recover so you can go on to enjoy life, and go on to enjoy the company of a new best friend. One of the most important lessons I learned from T.J., is that not only can we love again, but we can do it while still missing the one who came before. I never, in my wildest dreams, imagined that I would love T.J. the way I did. But I can't say I loved him more than I loved Bingo. I loved him as much, but in a special, " T.J. only" way. Bingo always remained firmly snuggled in my heart as King Bing, The God Cat. No other animal will ever take his place. Now I know that no animal will ever take T.J.'s place, but I will love others in my life. Life just isn't the same without having someone to love. I hope you will find some kind of relief soon. You deserve it, and I know Mr. Ike doesn't want to see your grief continue with no end in sight. There is no need for endless mourning, but there is great honor in celebrating what we had with them. ((((Bob))))
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery