Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thankful Thursday

 ...begin each day with a grateful heart....
 It's been 7 months since I last held my Gracie Grace.
 Hard to believe that cheerful sweet face isn't here to greet me each morning.
 I'm sharing some photos taken in Sept 2013 that were not published that month.
 Gracie in her hiding spot behind my computer files.
Such a bittersweet memory for me.
 In Sept 2013 I was so bereaved over just losing Abby.
How could I have ever survived knowing in less than 6 months I would lose Gracie too?
 Gracie covered in catnip, going crazy pants.
Gracie was always grateful. She had such a rough start in life. Being abandoned at the very place that would have taken her life had she been let inside. But there was a silver lining. We were there when she needed us, unbeknownst to us she would become a beautiful addition to our family. Gracie was always easy. She fit in seamlessly and we never had any trouble with her. I think she had a grateful heart to find a family who loved her and wanted her. She lived a charmed life and she loved her big brother Ping. She loved to torment him with play. Goodness Gracie could play. ThOe was her favorite game. I can still hear the thundering paws coming across the carpet in the den. I miss that sound. I miss her not returning my call when I call out Gracie Grace. Every time I did, she would meow up at me. I have a video I shot on my iPad on Feb 11, 2014 which was Gracie's last morning with me. I got that meow I wanted. I got that and so much more. So when I need a reminder I watch that video. I'm so sorry Gracie Grace you had to run off to the Bridge so soon. I could never have guessed you of all the kitties would have to leave us far far too soon. I miss you. I wish there was a way to say it better, I keep searching but for now your absence rests heavy on me still.

I also must remember with a heavy heart
that on this date in 2001 our own Country
lost so many innocent people by a vicious attack by those
who hate us because we hold different societal beliefs.
The hate continues 13 years later.
If 9-11 taught us nothing
is that we are vulnerable.

I just came upon this article written by Peggy Noonan (here) From Sept 11 to Eternity written Dec 7, 2001 it brings up some very interesting thoughts on 9-11.

We're also joining up with Pepi Smart Dog for this week's Thankful Thursday.


  1. I think you said your tribute to Gracie very well. I remember 9/11/2001 very well.

  2. Purrs to you as you remember sweet Gracie. She was a lovely kitty and we are sure she loved her life with you :)
    We also purr for those affected by 9-11
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  3. Purrs to you today - some are rougher than others.

  4. Many purrs to you today. Remembering can be hard, but it's because you keep her close to your heart.

  5. Sending you warm comfort today as you remember sweet Gracie. Lovely remembrance today, it brought tears to my eyes.
    Remembering those lost today and their families.
    Marty's Mom

  6. Gracie was such a beauty too. I love seeing the great pictures you have of her. M sends you big HUGS.

  7. Those are lovely photos of Gracie.
    I remember today all those who lost their lives through the acts of sheer evil that happened on this day 13 years ago.

  8. I cannot imagine losing 2 beloved fur babies so close together. {{{hugs}}}

    And we will never forget 9/11.

  9. Remembering is such a good way to keep loved ones truly close, forever.

  10. That sure was a lovely tribute to such a lovely girl.

  11. The pictures of your lovely Gracie are all so lovely and we still miss seeing both Abby and Gracie. We hope that the lovely Annabelle will help to heal your heart.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  12. That is so great to remember Gracie. Those are some really nice pictures of her. Hope all of you have a great Thursday.

  13. gracie...we R sayin thanx ta yur mom for sharin theeze awesum fotoz ♥♥♥♥♥

    N thanx for de linx; de food gurl really liked de poem ♥♥♥

  14. I am visiting you right now-- reading your words,, and sitting beside you. Thank you for sharing,

  15. It was nice to see these lovely photos of Gracie today and for you to share what you are feeling. How fortunate you are to have that video. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. Gracie was a beautiful cat. I wish I had been blogging back then to have read more about her.

  17. Such a powerful post.
    WOnderful memories of your baby, and I thank you for sharing those memories with us.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  18. You know we miss your little stripey Grace oh so much...we loved seeing her again today.

  19. Thank you for showing us the pictures of Gracie...

  20. Pawsum posty. sowwy fur yous loss.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  21. I'm sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how hard it is to lose two fur babies. I'm still dealing with Kassey's absence.
    I'll never forget the evil on 9/11.

  22. Sweet tribute to beautiful Gracie, I, too, love that you have that video of her.


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