9.25.2011

ABOUT LOVING and LEAVING


Zoolatry will not be posting for awhile.  Oh, Maggy and Zoey will still be around, of course.  But the Zoolatry Human leaves in a day or two to travel north with her beautiful daughter (also her best friend).
And with my wonderful and charming son-in-law and
my very much loved 21-month old grandson, JuneyBug.
After so many wonderful years of being blessed to have them
"just down the street" from us,
the time has come that they are moving on. 
New jobs, new home, new city, new life.
It is as it should be.  Though we are filled with happiness and hope for them,
my tears flow heavy and strong.
And this precious little guy ~ whom I've cared for since he was 10 weeks old, this
little guy who has been my light and my joy during some very difficult times,
my little one ~ I will miss you so.

46 comments:

  1. Such a heart felt post x

    I wish them all the very best in their new adventures and send hugs to you whilst you adapt to the changes too xx

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  2. (((Ann)))

    Purrs from the boys and hugs and Light from me.

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  3. Ann, my heart aches for you and I do understand how hard it is to let go. (((((hugs))))
    Hope your trip is safe and enjoyabel and we hear from you again soon.

    In the meantime ... LIVESTRONG.

    Love Jan xx

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  4. Oh, I know how much you are going to miss them. Have a good trip. We'll be thinking of you.

    pawhugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles, and HH

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  5. Ann you are bound to be sad and we have no doubt that your daughter and family will miss you so much. The good news is that these days travel is so much easier unlike when the settlers to America set off from England and other countries when there were no phones, video links and visits to look forward to.
    We wish your daughter, son in law and handsome grandson good luck in their new venture.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy + Sue xxxxxx

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  6. That little guy became a big part of our lives. Guess we hold hands and "shed a little tear" every now and then.

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  7. Oh we know you will miss them all! We send you gentle purrs and headbutts.

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  8. Ann, I know you are very sad that they are moving so far away and words cannot take away that sadness right now. Just remember, you've been so luck to be there from the beginning for Juney Bug and he will remember all of that special time. Sending purrs and headbutts to you and the family goes through this transition.

    I'm sure Auntie Deb will let you know how things are going.

    Truffle and Mom Paula

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  9. Oh Ann!! Hugs to you and JuneyBug!!! He will always remember the time he spent with you! Good luck to your Daughter & Son-in-law in there new home!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  10. Sending you warm and comforting purrs.

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  11. We wish them all the best for the new jobs and the new city. And our purrs to you too. We hope they are not impossibly far away so that you can visit often!

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  12. Ann dear friend you know that my heart aches so for you and that my thoughts and love will be with you on your journey. take care and speak soon. Love Carol xx

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  13. We share in your heartache and wish we could take some of the sadness away. It is so hard to have them move away. Paws crossed for all to find a way to still see each other often. Thank goodness for videos.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom too

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  14. We will pop over ta visit Maggy an Zoey while ya are gone visitin fambly...

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  15. ((((hugs)))))

    I have tears in my eyes...

    It will take time, but it WILL be ok!

    (((((hugs))))))

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  16. Bless you, and bless them. But you know, another year soon to come may bring them back close to you. You never do know. May they have wonderful adventures, and may you see them very often. Hugs from the Museum crew.

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  17. Safe travels friends!!!

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  18. It's so hard letting go to family when they have to leave, especially when they were always nearby. We went through the same thing when we moved to Florida and left our son and his family in Michigan. Phone calls just aren't the same.

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  19. Many Blessings to you all.

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  20. You mean sumtimes they move away?!? Oh dear, we will keep you in our thoughts and purrayers. We hope this transition goes smoothly. Safe trip and purrayers fur Poppy Vic.

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  21. Ann, I share your tears. I remember having to send my son and his family, two little boys at the time, from Texas to Washington state! I cried many tears those first months. It is so nice that they are only three house away after 18 years of being across the country. I am here to cry with you!

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  22. Oh boy, what a shame for you! See you when you get back.

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  23. Awww. Mama understands your pain. Though not the same situation, her nephew/Godson is leaving for college in Chicago. While she is furry happy for him & furry proud of him, her heart is breaking cause she's gonna miss him.

    So she is shedding tears for you & we are sending purrs & all our love.

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  24. We send you purrs and mum sends (((hugs))).
    We wish them a safe journey and every success and happiness in this, the next stage of their lives.

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  25. Hugs to you ... we're so sorry that your precious family is moving so far away. We wish them all the best.

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  26. We're sending comforting purrs and prayers. We know you will really miss Juney Bug and he will miss you too. How lucky we are to live in a time where family is only a call or Skype chat or a blog post away.

    (((Hugs)))

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie and Mom Sharon

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  27. What a beautiful and heartfelt post. Sending purrs and prayers of comfort to you all.

    Big hugs.

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  28. We knows you will miss them so much, we will miss yours posts about them, specially Juney Bug.
    We's sending lots of purrs and head bumpies to comfort you.
    Love,
    KC

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  29. Oh Ann (((HUGS))) - will be thinking of you during this life transition.
    Purrs from O Hi O!
    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  30. Us kitties don't like change much either, but we send you many purrs and hugs.

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  31. Oh, dear! My heart breaks for you all. In 1996, my daughter, her husband, and their two boys (then ages 6 mos and 3.5 years), moved from the SoCal desert to Indianapolis, because of a terrific new job! But I was heart-broken, and the airlines started getting LOTS more of my money! Thankfully, when you get back home, Maggie and Zoey will be there to help you adjust to your "new normal." It's really not much fun, though.

    Prayers for all of you ...

    Marilynn

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  32. Lots of hugs and purrs from us!
    ~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

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  33. I'm huggin' you tight with my big ol' wonky-paws, Ann.

    Ladies, I'll 'port over and hang out with you for a while!

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  34. Don't let the tears in your eyes keep you from seeing whatever is next for you, Ann. They aren't so far away, you will see them, and hear all about the little guy's exploits. I wish them a very successful move, and you a very successful transition. Having been on both sides, leaving my parents, and my son leaving me, I know it is very hard but very overcome-able!

    Cheers and hugs,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  35. Best wishes for safe travels! Big hugs all around!
    DMM

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  36. Travel safely and arrive well, all of you.

    ppuurrrrrrr

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  37. My ♥ breaks for you. As I told you in a personal note, I went through the same thing a few years back - I felt as though my ♥ was ripped from my chest. Time will help to heal your sorrow and to dry your tears but there will always be that little empty place in your ♥.

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  38. Wishing them all the best in the future. Thinking about you sweet Ann and you will be in our prayers. Hugs!

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  39. We are so sorry that your extended family will no longer be close physically but we know you will hold them close in your heart.

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  40. 2nd October: We just wanted to send you love today ~ and purrs for Vic. And to thank you for all you have done to support LiveStrong day, for us and everyone.

    LiveStrong.

    We love you all.
    Jan, Milo and Alfie xx

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  41. Sending you our best wishes. We are sure they will be missed.

    Staying in touch will always make things better.

    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

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  42. Wishing the best for your family that is moving on. The miles will get in the way but there is always the next best thing SKYPE! That is the greatest thing to overcome the miles between loved ones.
    Thank you for all you did for Livestrong day! Sending good thoughts and purrs your way.

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  43. We just wanted to let you know we have enjoyed your graphics around the blogs today - Livestrong Day. We hope you and your family had a safe trip and their furniture arrives quickly so they can get set up.

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  44. Dearest Ann,

    Just stopping by to thank you for all you did to make today such a wonderful LiveStrong unified front across all of Blogville.

    Hope all is well.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

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