Monday, December 23, 2013

Real Beauty

This was posted Christmas Eve 2011. The message is still true, but this year I do not have everything I ever wished for. My wish will not be granted this year. Even though it won't I know in my heart that all I could have ever asked for I was given for 8 years. As painful as it will be for me this year without my darling Abby I cannot help but be grateful for the years we had. Nothing can ever take those precious memories away and they are treasured even more as I look back over the past Christmases.
Look around this season.....

Past the lights

the tree,
the presents.

You'll see the real beauty.
Look around and be reminded,
That while gifts are always nice,
we all probably have everything we've ever wished for.

I know I do.
Merry Christmas


  1. Ah, but you have given Annabelle everything she ever wished for... and sometimes the giving is the important part.

  2. Sparkle is a very wise cat... And know that Annabelle is very grateful to what you have given her.

  3. ::tears::

    You know you still have Abby in your heart.

  4. Beautiful post. Purrs to you on missing your sweet Abby. (We don't know if you participate in awards, but we gave you an award on our post today...because you are "lovely".)

  5. The beauty of absolute true love! Purrs and hugs from all of us.

  6. Awwwwwwww angel Abby. We are so glad you and mum were able to weave magical and beautiful memories together in the time you spent on this earth. May your stardust continue to sparkle forever in the heavens. Take care

  7. Abby will be forever in your heart as Eric will be in mine.

  8. Magnifique!
    Joyeux Noël
    Laurence, Opale et Sonye

  9. Abby will be with you -- and all of us -- forever. Her tenth life is your memories of her, and you have one of the most amazing troves of photos of her to keep her memory close.

    And Sparkle is right. You have given a very special gift this holiday season. You have given Annabelle a wonderful new life in a loving home, with Abby's blessing on both of you.

  10. Oh, Sparkle indeed is wise.

    Purrs and peace to you...We'll wish you all a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday now, in case we do lose power later, what with the ice storm.

  11. Just think of Annabelle's happiness at having a forever home with you together with love and kindness. Abby will always be watching over you and will be so happy that you are caring for her.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  12. What beautiful sentiments and such a lovely picture of Abby. I miss Lucy too as this is my first Christmas without her. I love what both Sparkle and Hannah and Lucy said. What a blessing to give Annabelle a loving forever home right at Christmastime.

  13. What Sparkle said... the real gift is the gift of giving. You've given Annabelle the very best gift... Home and family.

    big hugs honey xoxo

  14. Sparkle said it best. :)
    Tutu sends you lots of kisses. xoxo

  15. We agree with Sparkle. You have given Annabelle what she has wished for.

    And Abby will always be with you...maybe not physically...but in your heart she will always remain.


  16. Yep, wise Sparkle nailed it, Hugs from all of us.

  17. xoxoxo

    merry christmas guys. ~~~~~~~~~~


  18. Gorgeous picture friend and beutiful message. Merry Christmas.

  19. Amen to Sparkle! You have given Annabelle a new start in life; everything she could ever wish for.


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