July 17th 2010 10:16 pm
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I want to thank everyone for all of the love, wishes and prayers for my dear Katie. I know that meant a lot to her and her family.
Katie has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, where she will join so many of our friends and family who have gone before us. It gives me great peace and comfort to know that she will be waiting for me there when my time comes. I know that her family, even in their grief, feels the same way.
Katie and I had one last wonderful evening together on Thursday... we enjoyed a delicious dinner and champagne, making toasts to ourselves and our eternal love. We listened to the beautiful music from the night we became engaged and from our wedding day; we danced in the moonlight and we shared our memories of the past and our feelings about the future. We pledged ourselves to each other until the end of time.
Parting company that night was the hardest thing I have ever done, except for grasping the thought that her family and I would be left here without her. But I wanted her to have the rest of her time in this world to share with her family, especially her Mom who rescued her from an uncertain but undoubtedly bleak life. Thank you, Kim, for giving Katie the chance to grace our lives as well as yours.
Once again, thank you all for being there for us. Now go find your humans and make sure they realize how lucky they are to have you!
*wipes away a tear*
OMD, Webbie, what a beautiful entry! We're so glad that you got to spend that very special time with your beloved Katie. We are so very sorry for you loss, dear furiend, but our hearts rest easy knowing that Katie is at peace and watching over you, waiting for the day you'll be together furever.
*gives Webster great big Taterhugs*
XOXOXOXO, Penny, Zeldy, Link & Teddi Sue ♥
Awwww, buddy. I am so sorry to hear that Katie had to leave for the bridge. I am glad you have an awesome family to help you during such a sad time. Sniff. Molly and Macy are purring for you and Katie's family too.
Skeeter and family
Webster, what a beautiful tribute to your precious Katie. Run free at the Bridge Katie.
And if I go, while you are still here...
Know that I still live on,
Vibrating to a different measure,
Behind a thin veil that you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith.
I will wait there for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to the fullest.
And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.
Flicka Δ,,Δ Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M) Δ,,Δ & Pam X
Beautiful words, Flicka et al, thank you for sharing them. I wanted to know more about the source, so I researched it.
The poem is called "Ascension" (Copyright 1987) and it was written by Colleen Corah Hitchcock. Originally penned just as a personal writing to herself upon the loss of her father, it has become quite well known as it was quoted in the forewords of two books (Without Remorse and Executive Orders) by the famed author, Tom Clancy. Anyone who would like to know more about this multi-talented artist should visit the Colleen Hitchcock website website.
Again, I thank you. Katie will be forever in my heart, and I will whisper it often.
Another interesting bit of trivia: Ms. Hitchcock is a native of Minnesota, and is, like myself, a current resident of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
When my Beloved Cleo died.... I found and read "Ascension".
I read it daily.. trying to hold onto something when I felt i had lost everything.
Then.. Christmas 2007 I lost my dearest oldest friend Keith. We knew when i left England he was dying.. but it still deeply hurt to lose a friend of 30 yrs who was my rock.
I turned to "Ascension" once again.
I try to read it and use it as a focus when all else seems to be departing.
I am glad it meant something for you.. for me it is a way to continue in the face of pain.