9.09.2011

For a special friend ~ Cathy

Today had been set aside for the lighthearted fun of MO Cats day.  But when we stopped over at The Cat Blogosphere early this morning, we learned the shocking and sad news that one of our very long time, and very special bloggers had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.
Cathy ~ caregiver to Beau, had fought against disability, health issues and other hardships for such a long time.  Yet she remained strong, she remained positive and upbeat, and held fast to her faith.  She published a second blog called Beau's Sunday Sermons.  In her last posting on August 14, 2011, she wrote,  "And, getting closer to God is our ultimate goal. We need to remove all the barriers in our lives that hold us back so that we can soar. So, my question for you to ponder this week is, "What is holding you back and handicapping you; And what are you going to do about it?" Love, Beau."
Cathy ~ the barriers are gone, there is no doubt that you are now soaring.  Farewell, friend ~ and blessings, gentle lady.

25 comments:

  1. oh Ann this such a beautiful tribute...we are so heartbroken over the losses these weeks. it is not fair at times...
    Stay strong and hold your precious family close...

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  2. We are so very sad that Cathy had to go to Heaven so young, but it comforts us that she is soaring with the Angels now. We have sent sincere condolances to her family and friends on her obituary remembrance page and her blog.

    The tribute is beautiful ~ we have posted too. What a very sad day.

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  3. Beautiful tribute to your dear friend. Wish I would have had the opportunity to know her.

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  4. I am very sorry to hear of your sweet friend's passing; I did not know Cathy and Beau, but their blog is a lovely testament to her kind heart and their lives together...May her deep faith give her family and friends strength at this sad time; blessings to all who love her as she soars with the angels...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  5. You created a lovely graphic for Cathy, thanks for sharing it. Her gentle soul touched so many of us on the cat blogosphere. She will be greatly missed.

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  6. This is a lovely tribute to Cathy. We are very saddened to hear the news and send our condolences to her family.

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  7. So sorry to hear about Cathy. This is a beautiful post, Ann... just lovely.

    Sending purrs to her family.

    pawhugs, Max

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  8. We did not know Cathy or Beau, but it sounds like she was one very special lady. We hope Beau has someone kind and wonderful to care for him now. Gentle hugs and soft woos to him and Cathy's family.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  9. Such a wonderful tribute to a great friend who will be missed dearly. (((hugs)))

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  10. We are so sad about Cathy's passing. We're purring and praying for Beau and for her family.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  11. Ann, this was a beautiful tribute to Cathy.

    (((Hugs))) and Light.

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  12. That is a lovely tribute....

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  13. A lovely tribute to Cathy
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  14. Beautiful post and tribute to Cathy!

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  15. Beautiful tribute to Cathy.
    ~ Mom Bobbie

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  16. Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your friend, Cathy. I know she is watching over you from above.

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  17. Such a lovely tribute, Ann. We are purring and praying for Beau, and for Cathy's family.

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  18. That is a great tribute to Cathy. We were so shocked and saddened when we saw this on her facebook page last night.

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  19. A lovely tribute, Ann. We dropped by her Sunday sermons earlier today and read her last one, which we thought appropriate for her final post.

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  20. Thank you for your beautiful tribute. What a sad day.

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  21. Such a beautiful tribute to Cathy. Mom Paula and Cathy chatted regularly late in the evening through instant messaging on FB and Cathy was always so positive and supportive. She will be missed.

    Truffle

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  22. This post is so beautiful. Thank for for sharing her words and again for the graphic. She has left us with a great question to think about to guide us in our lives. I bet she can feel our love from here.

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  23. That is such a beautiful and heartfelt tribute. Sometimes, all you can do is purr. We purr for all these sad losses.

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  24. I didn't know Cathy but I wanted to stop by and share my deepest sympathy for your dear friend.

    I am so sorry

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  25. We thinks Mo Cats Day was a purrfect tribute fur such a great lady! Purrs to her fambly and furriends.

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