FOR sHANNON AND TEvis
If you are truly fortunate, love comes to you. It is not planned or arranged. It may not even be wanted. But still, it comes in all its beauty. There are no rules to this new love nor do you want any. This is the time of discovery, when two people connect to experience each other. All of their passions, fears, dreams, quirks, and yes, baggage, that make up their personalities. Now begins a lifelong journey that is both simple and challenging. It’s easy to fall into love but hard to make it last. You may waver and doubt yourself of this feeling but when you see your lover something starts to form behind your eyes, something sweet. Their touch, their smell, their presence are what helps shape that sweetness and begins to fill you. The foundation is set and so you move on to the next phase...
For Patricia's memorial service
We’ve all heard the saying “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. When it came to Patty, we all knew what we had in her. You don’t have to look far to see the impact that she had in all of our lives. She gave without limit, she loved without boundaries. She made us all better human beings.
Patty spent the last 10 years, “volunteering and crafting” for Friends of Feral Felines. Let’s face it; what she did was the equivalent to a one woman cat toy factory. She made cat toys until her hands hurt. Then she made more. All for a good cause. All without taking credit. It’s just what she did.
Her hobbies of gardening, sewing and knitting all had something in common; they all have to be done with a careful eye and a gentle touch. I believe that is a nice summary of her. She had a careful eye and a gentle touch.
Her careful eye was evident when people were struggling to find happiness. She knew they were. When someone just needed to talk, she sensed it and stopped to listen. Her gentle touch was evident. She created life and nurtured that life into an amazing woman, daughter and friend. She will continue to live on in the loving touches she put into every craft, cat toy, flower, cat and person she so deeply cared for.
Remember not that Patty was taken from us too soon. Instead, remember the details of her life. See her in the smiles of strangers, the flowers in Spring, and honor her by walking in peace.
Because in the end, she died as she walked on this Earth...peacefully.
" At the beginning of the year, I realized that I wanted to get into the caregiving field. I had such a hard time making my resume and writing my cover letter but Emotions in Writing helped me. Lisa asked the right questions and with my answers she wrote the most beautiful cover letter. I’ve been a caregiver now for about a year and I absolutely love it! Thank you, Emotions in Writing. "
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" Thank you, thank you, thank you! You helped me craft the perfect proposal for the perfect man. And he said yes! "
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The Perils of Ferals (my other blog)
Adopting a feral cat is a lot like adopting a child. When they first come home, they need to be kept in a small kennel inside the actual building (in our case it was our shed) they will be living in. They are fed in the kennel and a small litter box is placed inside it as well. After the first week, we were able to let our ferals roam inside the shed but still needed to keep them locked inside. Alright, maybe it’s not exactly like adopting a child.
These strict rules are put in place to allow the cats to become familiar with the sights, sounds and smells of their new home. They need this time to make their surroundings their own so it becomes a beacon for them when they begin to travel and explore their new kingdom. It was tough to see them in the small kennel and to know how frightened they were. After all, they were trapped, taken to a vet, given shots, fixed, and a small part of their ear was cut off! That’s a lot to take in for a little furry babe. Then they traveled a distance to our house where they were kept inside not knowing what was happening. I knew I had to abide by these rules for their wellbeing but it made me so sad for them.
The third week we were able to unlock the pet doors in the shed and let them travel freely. That’s when the real nail biting began. Once Grady, Cloe and Maisie knew they were free to go only one came back home. He was a large cat so I assumed it was Grady, the father of the group. I was happy he remained but devastated knowing that two were gone forever. Yes, that was how I looked at it. They didn’t come home that first night, ergo, they were gone forever.
For Kayla's birthday card
Your kindness makes us look forward to the afternoon when you arrive. Your sense of humor keeps us going for those last few hours in the day. Your willingness to help us with anything keeps us less stressed when we have a lot going on. Your smile makes us, and everyone that comes in, smile. Your ability to keep up with the work load makes you one of us. Your snacks make us realize that peanut butter and goldfish will go with anything.
All of this, and so much more, make you our friend
Thank you for being part of our team and part of our lives.
Happy Birthday kiddo!!