The Reality of Life, and A Letter To You

Fall is on the way, and not a moment too soon. It really feels like it’s been a long,
hot summer.

But, possibly it’s more than just the blasted heat that’s made the summer feel endless and relentless. Just like the changing of the seasons, things, and people,
come and go. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, or how old one is, there will always be certain smells that elicit emotions. With fall, the smells are plentiful. A whiff of pumpkin spice wafting through the air, the aroma of freshly fallen leaves, the smell of a fireplace, anxious to crank up yet again for the next few seasons, and the sweet smell of apples. A fabulous well-played circus for one’s olfactory senses.

The emotions of fall… those smells that signal the change of seasons. Possibly yet one more reminder that a season is passing with the presence of the absence of a  precious love. Time marches on, whether we like it or not.

The certainty that it’s a grief journey where life’s walk has come. No more daily  journeys to create memories, as it’s only the memories that remain.

As fall is sure to come, and go, life is the same. We’ve shared in the beauty of a being, the changes of a season, and the certainty that it was all very, very real. Hold all
of those memories, and cherish them. Much like the beauty of the seasons.

But, sometimes it’s nice to have more to hold on to when it comes to our beloved pets. A message. A word of hope. Possibly it might be something like this…

My Dear Human.
I have so much to thank you for. First of all thank you for the time we had together. It was only a gift.

Second of all thank you for all you did for me. I could tell everything you did was for me and for us. For that I will be eternally grateful. My time has come and gone.

It was short but I came to mark the passages and to spend that time with you, a  particular chapter in YOUR life. And for that there was a reason. Only when it’s
all done will we know what the reason was for being and the reason was for going.

Right now I ask of you to honor me, to cry for me, to grieve for me, to mourn for me and most of all to remember me. It was all real and it was so beautiful.

While I’m sure I’m still an ache in your heart as I hope I would be, I also hope when you remember our time together you remember it with a smile and then let the tears fall because it was. But at the heart of it know how much I loved you and know how much we meant to each other. While I say it was a gift it certainly was the gift of presence that we had in being with each other. You will forever be mine, and I know I am locked eternally in your heart.

I love you, I thank you, and I will never forget you.
With Love.

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