I was planning to sit down at my computer this morning and write a post about all our goings on…
But instead I find myself sitting down at this screen with tear stained cheeks.
Emma lost her cat Henry this morning. We found him on the road in front of our house just a few hours ago. He was the cat that came with us from Wisconsin, to live in the apartment on my grandparent's farm when we moved to Maryland, and finally here to Thomas Run. He was the first of what has grown into many pets and animals and cats for our family. But he was always there. Showing up at every morning round of chores. We are so heart-broken.
But with every end their is a new beginning.
There is a story that I have been waiting to tell all of you. Anxiously holding the news close to my heart for the last two months as details have been worked out. But I also knew that it wasn't my story to tell first.
I hope you'll take a moment to read Sarah's words, and learn of the new and the good for our family. And what brings tears of gratitude to my eyes this morning as well.
Sorrow and wonder, all in the same breath.
(We are heading to the ocean…Dan is caring for the animals, and diving into some variety of house projects while we are away. More from me next week.)
xo, my friends.
17 comments on “an end and a beginning”
i’m sorry to hear about henry.you and sarah are blessings to each other. that i know. xo.
I’m so sorry about Emma’s cat Henry, Molly. What a beautiful story Sarah shared — what a gift for both of you. I hope the beach provides some peace, healing and happiness…xo
so sorry. a family pet is so precious.
It must be the time of year, because my post title today was the same as yours! Sorry about your cat, I know that is difficult, and happy for your new sheep!
So sorry to hear about your cat. It’s always hard to loose a pet, but particularly when they’ve been a part of your heart and days for so long.
But congratulations on the sheep–can’t wait to hear more about them!
So sad to hear about your kitty. Family pets are hard to lose. I was texting with Sarah as she was driving to your home. Her words that she conveyed in her post are the same that she conveyed to me. But, I can’t think of a better place for May and Penny to be. This blogworld is a pretty wonderful place.
Henry will always be in your hearts, it’s not easy though. How exciting and a beautiful story about the sheep! Can’t wait to hear more about them.
oh- what a teary post! I am so up and down for you guys! Loosing a kitty- Oh, dear Emma! Bringing in sheep.Nay there come Peace and some stillness to catch your breath to you and your family.In grace-Jennie
So sorry about Henry. Such good fortune that you and Sarah are able to help one another.
oh I’m so so sad to read this Molly 🙁 so so sad. Enjoy your time at the beach!
Oh Molly, How sad,I cried reading your news. I know you will miss his cuddles and purrs but Henry will always be in your heart, I know that doesn’t replace him but take comfort in the fact he had a wonderful life with you all. How lovely for you to have new arrivals, your link also brought tears to my eyes, I sense a wonderful new friendship has formed. Take care and enjoy your break, xxBrenda
Sheep back in Thomas Run! How exciting. I will have to dust off my shears! Henry hugs to all! Wish we were heading to the beach with you guys. Hopefully we will see you all son. Xxxoo
I know how painful your loss of Henry is. So sorry! Our furries are very important to us.
Very sorry to hear about Henry, Emma and Molly.I can sympathize what with Huckleberry dying last year.But exciting about the sheep!Love, Lauren.
Sorry to hear about Henry. My girls first lambs when we moved to HarCo were Southdown. Best of luck…a new breed at the fair, great beginning!
Its always sad to lose a dear pet…
Welcome to the exciting world of keeping sheep!!!! I’m so excited for you! All the best, from one shepherdess to another, Mary Jo