Did we really only meet you a *week* ago, little Alder?
We’re recovering well from that difficult day (which included an emergency C-section), and settling into life as a family of three. Very thankful for the joy, well wishes, prayers, and other support we have received as we begin the beautiful and exhausting journey of parenting our sweet, healthy, and long-lashed son. Alder is already such a lucky and loved boy.
This weekend, we had to say goodbye to our dear senior cat, Kiki—queen of powerful purrs, responsive meows, pillowy fur, and gentle yet persistent snuzzles of affection. Her health declined in a matter of days, and she died naturally at home, more peacefully than we dared to hope. But man, it hurts.
Finding comfort in this recent Christian Courier reflection by Brian Bork, which includes a prayer that theologian Stanley Hauerwas wrote, upon the death of his cat, about the grace of loving, being loved by, and remembering animal companions. http://www.christiancourier.ca/columns-op-ed/entry/words-matter
Sweet lady “Keek,” thanks for being such a wonderful kitty to your often silly (see last photo) owners. We sure miss you.