TomT
Susie, 

I wanted to drop you a note to let you know that you and TJ are in my thoughts this day.

You probably don't remember the very kind words and much needed support that you sent my way a couple years ago, but I will never forget. I thank you, and am forever indebted.

TJ is Eternally happy and Healthy, and just waiting for you to get your work done and get There!

Blessings and "squillions" of thanks,

Tom T
http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/NORTH001/Resident.htm
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donnalee

Yes, Susie, I'm sure you are in lots of our hearts today on this special day. Many of us are indebted to you.  TomT said it so well!  

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Susie_Squillions
Dear Tom,

I am so deeply touched that you have taken the time to post this message for me.  I can't even begin to tell you what it means today. I knew this would be  a hard day to face, but I never dreamed it would hit me as hard as it's hitting.  I've had other first Bridge Day markers, but I think it's fair to say (and even my other angels would agree) that T.J. was my soul cat.  I told him every day that he was the Very Center of the Heart of My Momcat Heart.  He truly was. 

On March 8th last year, a poem came to me, fully ready to be written down.  It was about our impending farewell.  At the time I had no idea that our farewell would be just 15 hours later, on the 9th.  Last evening, again on March 8th, another poem came to me.  I rushed to the computer to record it.  I now know that Teege sent both of them to me. He knew last year that his poem had to be written while he was still with me. I couldn't bear to write about him in the past tense. 

Here they are:


THE ONE
Susan "Susie Squillions" Lynch,
March 8, 2010

T.J. is the cat with the shimmering fur
Who rumbles a big, strong, leonine purr.
He has the most smashing, magnificent coat
Colored in shades of brown, gold, peach, and oat.

 

He rattles the rafters with greatest effect
You'll know what he's saying, oh yes, you can bet!
His meow is the best that you'll ever hear
Whether it comes from quite far, or quite near.

 

The day that we met, he leaped into my arms
And wiggled right into my heart with his charms.
A heart that was broken from saying goodbye
To another wonderful, special, fur guy.

 

I swore that Bingo had tossed him to me
As if to say, "This is the one meant for thee."
T.J. and me, we couldn't have fought it
We were meant to be, no doubt about it.

 

I became Momcat and he was my fur son,
I didn't know then he'd become Number One
Within my heart in the blink of an eye,
I thought he was just sent to silence my cries.

 

But he was the one who helped me to heal
And filled me with love that was ever so real.
He taught me that, yes, I could open my heart
And that loving him was the best way to start.

 

Now he is the one who is breaking my heart.
The time will soon come when we'll have to part
So he can go on to his new life above,
But I know he'll surround me with all his love.

 

* Rest In Peace and watch over us, beautiful T.J. You made your journey to the Rainbow Bridge at 1:50 PM on March 9th, 2010. You will always be the Heart of My Ever-Lovin', Brown-Eyed Momcat Heart.


TIME WARP

By Susan "Susie Squillions" Lynch, March 8th, 2011

On the eve of T.J.'s first Bridge Day celebration


Where does time go

In the space of one year?

The memories, so distant

At once feel so near.

The scent of your fur,

The gaze in your eyes,

The sound of your purr...

Then I realize

That they're only memories

Of things I hold dear

From when you were with me

At this time last year.

It's all just a time warp.

Wherever you are,

You live in my heart

So near yet so far.


T.J. made his journey at
1:51 PM on March 9th, 2010.




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

All tears are healing tears.  They help to wash away our sorrow and allow the first buds of happiness to blossom in our hearts. -- Susie "Squillions"

.T.J.'S RESIDENCY: http://RainbowsBridge.com/residents/TJ006/Resident.htm
.BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY: http://www.rainbowsbridge.com/residents/Buddy128/resident.HTM
.KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY: http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/BINGO009/Resident.htm
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A fresh start after 947 posts. March 7th, 2011. I've been coming to this wonderful site since April 6, 2004.
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Susie_Squillions
Dear DonnaLee,

You have been so wonderful ever since you came here. You are so consistent in posting to the newcomers and giving them all the comfort you possibly can.  I suspect you and I are very much alike in the sense that we both find our own healing in reaching out to help people whose sorrow is even fresher than our own.  With all due modesty, I think we deserve pats on the back (lol).  There is definitely a place in the world for us.  :-)

Thank you for replying to Tom's post and giving me encouragement today. I wish I could express what it means to me. 

xoxoxo
Susie


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

All tears are healing tears.  They help to wash away our sorrow and allow the first buds of happiness to blossom in our hearts. -- Susie "Squillions"

.T.J.'S RESIDENCY: http://RainbowsBridge.com/residents/TJ006/Resident.htm
.BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY: http://www.rainbowsbridge.com/residents/Buddy128/resident.HTM
.KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY: http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/BINGO009/Resident.htm
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A fresh start after 947 posts. March 7th, 2011. I've been coming to this wonderful site since April 6, 2004.
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judylinn
Susie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how much you loved T.J.
You have been such an inspiration to Rainbow, full of wisdom and kindness and love. My heart is with you. Judy
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Polly
Susie,thinking of you at this first year marker. It is obvious that TJ was incredibly loved, and still is. He will always be in your heart.

Polly

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Meghanm
Susie I am thinking of you today. Your words are so inspirational to all of us and I can feel your wonderful spirit in all that you write. Your love for TJ is so evident in your poems and all that you post.
Meghan

"If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever." ~ The Crow

"We don't "get over" our losses and just move on, we learn to live differently."
~ http://www.angelbluemist.com/frames/guilt.html
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Susie_Squillions
To JudyLinn, Poly & Meghan:

Thank you all so much for your support. It means so much to me as I realize I'm entering into the second year.  One hurdle down, and who knows how many to come, right?  But we get through it and heal a little more each day.  Thank you all.

xoxoxo
Susie


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

All tears are healing tears.  They help to wash away our sorrow and allow the first buds of happiness to blossom in our hearts. -- Susie "Squillions"

.T.J.'S RESIDENCY: http://RainbowsBridge.com/residents/TJ006/Resident.htm
.BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY: http://www.rainbowsbridge.com/residents/Buddy128/resident.HTM
.KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY: http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/BINGO009/Resident.htm
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A fresh start after 947 posts. March 7th, 2011. I've been coming to this wonderful site since April 6, 2004.
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Woodypatty
Your love for TJ and for human kind is extraordinary. I thank you.
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creampuff

This is the place we come for comfort, this forum.  We are all here for the same reason.... we have little holes in our hearts.   Every avatar beneath every name is incredibly precious!  And all of you understand that.  Thanks to everyone for so much comfort and compassion.    Jane

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