One of our beloved treasured icons Mickey left us yesterday for the Rainbow Bridge. Mickey was 4 months shy of his 18th purrday. He had a long and happy life with his Mom Nancy who he had been with since a wee young kitten. His family will truly miss him: Georgia, Tillie,Tiger,Treasure and Joy Joy. His presence will be greatly here amongst us his friends on the blogosphere. Our hearts ache with you Mom Nancy. We mourn your loss dear Mickey and we will remember you. Run free and play, reinvigorated in your new pain free form at the Bridge, run ahead to wait for your Mom, your sisters, your friends. We will meet again....
To light a candle for Mickey please go here.
The Greatest GiftI always knew this time would come,From the very instant our eyes first met.How I loved you then! How I love you now!I made a promise then, and I will keep that promise now...You will not suffer from a pain that will not heal;You will not know the loss of a life remembered, now gone.It is for me alone to make this decision,The price for the bright joy and pure laughterYou brought me during the time we shared.I am the only one who can decide when it is time.When my hope dies, and my fear rides high,Just when I need you most, I must let you go.It is for you alone to tell me when you are readyFor without your guidance, I will not knowWhen to lay my grief, my guilt, my angerMy sorrow and my selfish heart asideand give you this last gift, this greatest gift.You eyes will speak to mine and I will know.The pain of this moment is excruciating.Tears stream down my face in a river of sorrow.And my heart drowns in a pool of grief.For you have spoken and I have listened,and unlike other decisions I have madeThis one brings no relief...no comfort...no peace.For if there's one thing you've taught meIf there's only one thing I've learned....Unconditional love has a condition after all,I must be willing to let you go, when you speak to meI must be willing to help you go, if you cannot go aloneAnd I must accept my pain so you can be free of yours.Go easily now, go quickly now,Do not linger here, it is time for you to leave.Go find your strength, go find your youthGo find the ones who have gone before youYou are free to leave me now, free to let your spirit soarRest easy now, your pain will soon be gone.I pray I will find comfort in my memories...in the dark and lonely days ahead.I cannot say I will not miss you, I cannot say I will not cry.For only my tears can heal my broken heart.But I promise you this; as long as I live,You will live, alive in my mind, forever in my heart.So I give you this last gift, all I have left to give,And this will be my greatest gift...sending you away.It is the measure of my unconditional love....For only the greatest love can say"Goodbye, go find the bridge, we'll meet again,Loving you has been the greatest gift of all."By Karla Bertram