Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful for...

I know I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a good husband. Two wonderful daughters. Our good health. Great friends. A beautiful home that is one hundred percent ours. A happy family.
Today, on Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the good life we have.

Today was the first Thanksgiving at our house in... years.

Many months ago, when the first inkling of holiday plans entered my thoughts, I had this idea we'd host a small happy Thanksgiving gathering. I knew just who we'd invite and had it all planned out in my head.

Then my Dad fell ill.... and you know the rest.

It just didn't feel like the same plans with out him here, so we kept it just us. I had a nice day with the people most important to me. But still...

There were too many empty chairs at our table today.

Then.... tonight there came a knock at the door. An awful knock at the door.

My sweet Perriwinkle is no more. My smart, pretty, cuddly, lively blue eyed Perri who came when I called him and followed my every step and wanted to sleep cheek to cheek. Perri who never. ever. crossed the street. Yet he did... and now there's another empty space in our home.

R.I.P my sweet baby boy...






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2 comments:

sue rowland said...

Somehow, the passing of a non-human family member seems harder.

Maybe because we often can't say goodbye.

When my current cats take their sweet time responding to the dinner call I instantly start worrying. (And I usually add a treat when they do show up.)

Anonymous said...

Oh, no. I'm so sorry.