we are humbled by your outpouring of love and support over the loss of Gracie.
It is so true...
when we love and care for an animal it is with the knowledge that someday
we will have to let them go... to say goodbye.
What keeps us going is a little Hope...
A little Faith...
and a whole lot of love!
After every dark and stormy time,
the sun comes out again and reminds us of all that is good in life.
So, we turn our faces to the sun and allow it to fill our souls with warmth.
And we put one foot in front of the other and march on.
There is much work to be done in this life...
and with it comes sadness that is unavoidable.
But the happiness is ours to grab and to multiply and to share.
It is up to us to make the happy far outweigh the sad!
And so, the sun rose yesterday.
We buried our precious Grace.
And we carried on... caring for all of the wonderful souls that still fill our world.
Hope and Faith are missing their Mama,
and spend a lot of their time calling for her.
It is sad, but with time, they will recover.
MaryAnn and Ginger seem to understand that something is wrong,
so they are staying very close to the twins.
The pigs have a whole lot of love to give!
I finished planting my new butterfly garden this week.
I will add annuals like zinnias next spring.
And I will be ordering some milkweed to plant here.
One of the three tiny milkweed plants that I transplanted looks as though it might make it...
the others look a little sad.
Time will tell. (I say that an awful lot!)
We are celebrating Mackenzie's 2nd birthday this Saturday.
(can you believe it?)
And Tyler will be spending the rest of the weekend at the farm with us...
so our days will be full and fun and happy.
Hope yours are as well!