Who can resist that sweet little face. Of course I will be your Valentine, Jazmine. Anyone else?
Valentine’s Day is upon us so you know what that means – a day filled with love, romance, greeting cards, chocolates, diamonds, red roses, and more. But love can come in many forms and it’s not always easy or happy. Especially when it causes us to remember what we love that we no longer have. For me, that is my darling Harley who I lost unexpectedly last June. Try as I might, reconciling her loss has been extremely difficult for me, so today I am making a milestone step by sharing the picture I posted of her for last years Valentine post. I am doing it because much as I want to remain in denial, and even though seeing her picture crushes my heart, I loved her dearly and I just couldn’t bear to share pictures of the rest of my gang without including her because she will always be a part of my heart.
I do apologize for starting this post off on such a sad note. I didn’t mean to do it, it just sort of happened. But I promise I am okay – I am actually happy to be remembering her and so please enjoy her picture as well as some others of my feline family (including a vintage card I made back in 2012 when Jazz was still with us) that I feel express the meaning of love. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all and make sure you give all the kitties and humans in your life a hug and kiss and let them know how much you love them.
Love is all around us if you care to look for it. It is in the small joys of life such as a purr, a hug, a kind word, or a smile. Thank you for the reminder, sweet Harley. I love you and miss you each and every day.
Jazmine and Kizmet fell in love the moment they met one another and are best buddies!
Mia and Peanut share a heart-shaped nap of love!
Zoey back in 2009 with Rolz who was about 6 weeks old in this picture. Love, love, love this.
Muah!!! Valentine kisses from handsome Zee!
Rolz is like a big-brother to Jazmine and loves her so much!
Zoey, Mia, and Zee in a beautiful line of content love!
The Valentine card I made back in 2012 – so much has changed since then…