I thought about the first time I lost a beloved pet many decades ago.
I still feel the loss in my heart but the sharpness of the pain has softened over time.
Yes, I still miss my childhood dog, Prince. But now the memories of him joyfully flutter around in my mind and bring a smile to my face.
Compared to the grief I feel right now after just losing one of my senior kitties, Lilly, there is a huge difference in the level of pain.
We spent almost 18 beautiful years together.
But will the pain ever end?
Just as the rhythmic waves of the ocean soften the sharp edges of glass in the sea, our souls gently soften the shattered pieces of our hearts over time.
I don’t know about you but the older I get the harder it is to say goodbye to my precious angels.
In honor of my crazy Lilly, I will hold you and your angels in a sacred space for healing.
We hurt so much because we love them so much.
But there is always the hope that your pain will soften over time.