It was hard to mourn my dear Mom last January but she prepared us kids well.
It has been unbearable for us to grasp that our precious 16 1/2 year old cat Son, Spirit, ascended to Heaven this January.
It unfathomable, far too much, that our beautiful 11 1/2 year old cat Daughter, Marigold, has ascended to the afterlife with them last week.
She is a precious, tiny Mother to 4 of our children, one year younger.
Her sweetheart Son, Love, ascended 6 years ago.
They all ascended naturally at home, as per our beliefs. Our family surprises us by how well they live, until they one day suddenly go. It fools us and makes it hard but encouraging at the same time.
These cat Sons & Daughters are our brightest lights. Yes, they still are but the grief is that we need them to shine beside us, here on Earth for a far longer span of time than this. We honour them with all our hearts. The books I read, occasions I join in on, plants and flowers we grow, the daily life we lead…. through it all, we think of all of you.
Today is Canada Day. Tomorrow is the birthday of my childhood cat, Thumbelina, pictured with her Mother, our precious, loyal, Sandy. Sandy vanished at age 5 but Thumbelina shone her light beside us for 21 years, 19 days.
It so happens that on this day, our dearest McCartney cat Son will tie her and continue being our family’s longest lived cat. May the rest of our loved-ones – Angel, Petal, Conan, McCartney – and in the future, be well and stay well for comforting durations of time like this. May Conan soon be returned home to us as well.
There needs to be respect and consideration for people whose difficulties do not comprise this one advertised pandemic. We are safe. We do not mind reading at home and wear a mask, the rare time we go out. The mantra I would prefer: “May you lose no more family members for a long time”.
Mom had mini-strokes, which intruded on swallowing food and water safely.
Love had heart failure at only 4 years-old, an invisible birth defect.
Spirit had stomach cancer.
Marigold had red blood cell problems from early onset kidney disease.
Dad had bladder cancer from which he is recovering.
Aunt Carol had breast cancer. She is working on healing extra cells. I have told her of the herb Essiac, blended by Aboriginals years ago to cure any kind.
May there be publically distributed cures to these serious illnesses in our lifetimes. May vet care come down in price or offer broad health plans that families can afford. Many of us hesitate to involve vets or pay for ultrasounds, unless certain something is wrong that needs help healing.
On behalf of Spirit, followed by Marigold, I have started learning energy medicine and feline acupressure. I will continue it, my dear babies. McCartney & I are taking the Essiac that we had tried on her. I am sad I did not know of it while Spirit lived. Something about it these wholesome new efforts helped each of you, as well as us.
We love you as much as you love us, our dearest Spirit & Marigold, Lovey & Mom, Thumbelina & Sandy! Please always be near us as clearly as you can show us.
Always, Momma Carolyn, Dad Ron, and the rest of our family.