Time… What is it? What does it mean? How can a period sometimes seem so long and so short at once?
Three years have passed since we have last seen your beautiful face, watched your stumpy wiggle, and held you in our arms.
Three years have passed since we had to make the most difficult decision and put an end to your pain and suffering.
Three years have passed without your presence and humor in our lives. But it is strange. Most days it feels like yesterday we were together last.
I know I don’t have to tell you, but your daddy and I miss you terribly. We talk about you all the time, and we still cry, a lot. We know that you miss us and love us too. We feel your spirit in the house all the time, and we often “see you” here. Every time James Taylor plays your dad and I know you are telling us you are okay.
Thank you for sending us Lucy. She has helped ease some of the pain and sadness in our hearts. I remember when you first went to the bridge your father-in-law Terry wrote me about the true meaning of nine lives. He said that a cat’s soul returns nine times, if you and your cat have the most special connection, your cat’s soul will find you again. At the time, while I found his words comforting, I didn’t believe “nine lives” could be possible. But at you proved him right. There is no doubt in my mind Lucy shares your soul. There is no other explanation for the many things that she does that are pure Alex. Oh sweet boy, thank you for loving us so much and coming back to us.
Alex, you have touched so many lives and hearts. I am still blown away, three years later, how Gracie never posts on her blog without including her Alex heart. The love she and her family had for you blows me away. I can’t even express the emotions I feel every time I see the pictures. You were so lucky to fall in love with such a wonderful girl and I was so lucky to become part of their family.
Alex I love you so much. I miss you so much. And I always will…. Run free sweet boy, run free….