I am so grateful to have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections to look back on. We don’t realize how quickly we can forget the small, everyday things after we lose a loved one. It’s one of the many reasons why I encourage people to journal after they lose a cat and write down as many memories as they can. Capturing memories while they’re fresh in our minds is a precious gift to ourselves.
As the anniversary of Ruby’s passing gets closer, I find that my grief is intensifying again. First anniversaries are always difficult,a and combined with a holiday season that is anything but normal, this is a challenging time for me. Thankfully, memories of some of the silly things my little girl did bring smiles through the tears.Continue Reading
We’re coming up on about a year ago that Ruby first started to get sick and then rapidly declined. It’s hard to believe that she’s been gone almost ten months. There are days when I feel the grief as acutely as if she had only left yesterday. Memories are both comforting and painful, as you would expect when you’re grieving. I’m grateful that I not only captured so many on photos and videos, but also in her “Ruby’s Reflection” column. Today’s memory goes back to the summer of 2012.Continue Reading
As I’m mourning my beautiful little girl, the memories keep flooding in. I still miss her terribly every day, and memories are sometimes comforting, sometimes painful, but that’s as it should be when you’re grieving a loss.Continue Reading
Not a day has gone by since Ruby passed away that I haven’t thought of my little girl. Some memories make me cry, some make me smile, and every single one is precious. I’ll periodically share some of these memories so you can take a trip down memory lane with me.Continue Reading
Not a day has gone by since Ruby passed away that I haven’t been flooded with memories. Some make me cry, some make me smile, and every single one is precious. I’ll periodically share some of these memories so you can take a trip down memory lane with me. Today’s story goes back to July 2011, just three months after Ruby joined our family.Continue Reading
As I’m mourning my beautiful little girl, the memories keep flooding in. It’s still bittersweet to remember her, and I miss her terribly every day. But “talking” about her helps, and I thought you might enjoy taking a few trips down memory lane with me. “Remembering Ruby” won’t be a regular series, but I will share memories as I feel moved to do so.Continue Reading
It is with a broken heart that I’m writing to let you know that my sweet Ruby girl passed away Wednesday afternoon. I needed some time to mourn her privately before being able to share the sad news with you and mourn her publicly. Continue Reading