Yesterday my post was about me venting.
But soon after that I read a friend’s blog post and gained some perspective. Her cat has cancer. She’s every bit the pet lover that I am.
My heart goes out to you, Melanie.
I am so very sorry, my friend. We’ve never met in person, but have communicated a lot over the years. You once sent a gift for one of my pets and I was so humbled by that.
Yes, I’m in pain. But this too shall pass. I’d rather have this pain than the pain of losing a beloved pet.
People out there are dying; that gives me perspective. Who could have ever imagined that in two years time, so many Americans would be dead from COVID?
Our maintenance man, the one who said he wouldn’t put that s*** in his arm, now has COVID. He had plenty of time to get the vaccine, but for whatever reason, he didn’t.
Do people really think they’re invincible?
I know people are tired of COVID, but there’s nothing we can do about that. It is real and we must deal with reality. And if that means vaccines, then it just does.
Just because you’re tired of something does not mean it will loosen its hold over you. There is no correlation between being tired of something and it going away.
Younger people still don’t seem to get it. And I guess we just have to let them learn through experience.
As you age, you know you’re not invincible. You have aches and pain and you become more fearful for your health.
A Friend’s Heartbreak:
My cats are healthy. Melanie is such a good a pet parent. She gives her cats everything they possibly could need. She is diligent in their care.
I’m still grieving Charlie. I still cry every time I see his photo or think about him. And I know that feeling of waking up every day and wondering “if it’s time.”
Until that time comes, Melanie will also wake up with that thought on her mind. And that is bone-crushing agony. She has also lost a child, and I can’t even imagine that.
Melanie, you gave me some perspective of my own situation. And I thank you for that. I’m sorry it comes at such a high cost for you.
I will hold you and Brian (and Monkey) in my heart.