Summer has arrived in NYC in full force and Bean and I are not prepared. This afternoon I foolishly thought it was a good time to walk to Wave Hill for some fun outside. One sweaty hour later and we were slowly creeping back home. Too hot for afternoon outside adventures for sure! But what to do to fill the afternoon? A quick text to my friend who is queen of sensory experiences and we had our assignment:
…Please go send some love to Courtney and her family. She had to say goodbye to a much loved pet today.
I think that as a whole, the IF community tends to be closer to their pets than many. For the bulk of us, these pets were our first “babies.” They were with us month after negative month. The let us cuddle and rock them in ways only a woman who is struggling can understand. If/when your miracle baby came home and you saw your TWO babies growing to trust and love one another your heart sang even louder.
Pets are important and to know when it is time to say goodbye and let one cross the Rainbow Bridge is hard. Take a minute to send Courtney and Lily good thoughts, and maybe drop her a kind word if you can.
If you want to read her One Year Letter, pop over to Sabine Daily. I’m recovering tonight from a very busy weekend and a busy first few days of the week. I’ll be back on Friday with lots of deep thoughts for you to mull over during the weekend!