This past December early in the month I had a Reading done with Abby. I, like many am skeptical of things unseen, maybe overly so. But my heart was so heavy I was willing to put aside my skepticism to see if Abby wanted to talk with me. I contacted a wonderful woman named ***Dee Weldon*** from England and we spoke over Skype for two hours. You may have your doubts, but after talking to Dee, I am positive it was Abby "speaking". There were things that only Abby would have known that Dee conveyed to me, because they were between only us. One of the most important overall messages that Dee gave to me, is that Abby and I are joined together on the Spirit/Soul level, and nothing can separate that. I always looked upon Abby as my baby and funny enough Abby looked upon me as her kitten.She is here to protect and nurture me, even now. Our physical bond has been severed but our Spiritual one is not. Our love is eternal and nothing can ever erase that. After the Reading I had to assimilate everything that was said to me and digest it. There was just so much to think about.After some time I did find some peace, a calmness coming in my heart.
From Abby to Annabelle
I also know from this Reading that Abby was instrumental in bringing Annabelle into my life. She wanted me to find Annabelle and the circle of how Annabelle and Abby is connected is amazing to me, like seven degrees of separation.
Annabelle is a Fritzie?
Annabelle (whose name was Fritzie at surrender) was dropped off at Bradford County ACA in November 2013. She was owner surrendered with her kitten and they both were considered adults, even though Annabelle was only approximately 13 months old with her kitten just a few months younger than she. The Rescue Group Ana's Angels was there at the ACA to pick up some kittens when Annabelle and Bluebell (her kitten was named BlueBell--how odd is that?) were surrendered. Bradford County immediately euthanizes adult owner surrenders cats. The Rescue knew that when they were offered the two cats. They felt very conflicted about taking them because they did not have room for them, and anyone who does rescue probably know the tug of the heart that happens when you're told if you don't take these animals they will be put down threat .The tug of the heart was too great, they took both cats. Immediately Ana's Angels tried to get Lucky Cat Adoptions in Duval County to take the two. Lucky Cats is who I adopted Abby from. We are long time friends with the owner of Lucky Cats, who knew we had lost Abby. But as with so many rescues they were unable to take adult cats because of no space. But Lucky Cat didn't know Annabelle was a Manx (because they knew I was looking for one). Ana's Angels found a foster home for the two and got them spayed and put up for adoption at PetsMart. Bluebell was adopted immediately at their first Adoption Event in either late November or early December. The Rescue told me she looked like a Russian Blue.
It was time to make a cat food run. So off to PetsMart we went. I don't normally go to the cat display but this time I was pulled to where the cats are. There was a huge adoptathon coming up in a few days in our area and to be honest I wasn't sure any cats would be on display. But there she was. I looked at her and looked again, and my first thought was "she's a manx". So I asked to see her. I had no intention of adopting. Famous last words, I know. As I filled out the questionnaire to start the process, I said I had to go home and think hard on this. Unknowing if she would still be there, I slept on it. I felt that if she was still there and we could get her in to see our Vet we were meant to adopt her. Well she was and they were and Annabelle came home.
*As an aside I have to tell you it worried me that she might not still be there, my heart knew it was right.*
I had been working on setting up my Reading and unbeknownst to me, Dee asked who was this Calico cat she was seeing in an email prior to our Reading? Now I want you to know I kept Annabelle's adoption quiet because I wanted to see if Abby was going to say anything. I want you to know her first image to Dee from Abby was Annabelle. The first one. She wanted to talk about Annabelle first. Abby wanted me to know she knew and that she was blessing this adoption. She was very happy that I had brought Annabelle into my life.
Strange, But True
I know. You can remain skeptical. It's OK. But, I feel there are some things that go beyond explanation. I believe in Spirit. I believe our Souls go on. I believe I will be reunited with Abby one day. I do believe our Souls are co-joined. I believe Abby and I are so interconnected you cannot see the difference. I believe.
The analogy that Dee gave to me which makes so much sense is of water. When you freeze water you have ice. Ice can be held in your hand. It's solid. That is the body. When the faucet is turned on water runs freely through your fingers. It's liquid, but it's still water. That is the Spirit. It's the same but it's different. So even though Abby's body is no longer here, her Spirit is. Our Spirits lives are still exacting the same, there is no change whatsoever. Abby certainly feels no change. So one day when I am less conflicted about missing the presence of her physical body I will find more comfort in knowing that there is no difference. Now I realize a lot of this may sound like a lot of mumbo jumbo and I understand that. We each must find our own level of comfort in understanding. I just wanted to share mine, and if anyone else finds a nugget of comfort in anything I've shared that is wonderful.
But it's a small world really, and I don't believe there are any coincidences. All of this was meant to unfold just as it did for me, and Abby, and for Annabelle. So if I hadn't gone to PetsMart on that day I would never have seen Annabelle. If I hadn't stopped by the cats up for adoption, I would never have seen Annabelle. If I had been able to stop thinking about Annabelle overnight, I would never have gone back to adopt her the next day. I felt Abby was telling me it was alright. If the owner of Ana's Angels had not had a bad back, Annabelle would never have been at PetsMart because she would have been at the mega adoptathon that upcoming weekend, and I would never have seen her. So many things had to happen just right to bring us together. But they did, and it all worked out just like it was supposed to. On so many other levels too. My heart was just so ready to find another Manx to bring into my home and love. I tried to adopt two Manx kittens but that did not work out for me, but the way that unfolded was worked out just the way it was intended to also. So there is so much to be thankful for because of all the forever homes that were found for all the kitties needing them.
***if anyone would like to know how to contact Dee just email me at our contact information which is listed under CONTACT US***