It is with a very heavy heart that I have to tell you that last Wednesday I had to make the extremely difficult and gut wrenching decision to have my sweet kitty, Penelope, put to sleep.
|One of my all time favorite pictures of Penelope|
|Penelope, the early years...definitely not being defiant.|
|Penelope enjoyed being in the thick of things...and chewing paper.|
|She also liked to get into stuff she knew she wasn't supposed to be in.|
|She was always very "helpful."|
|And willing to lend a hand.|
|Penelope loved vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup. I hope she ate a big bowl when she got to Heaven.|
|After a hair cut.|
|See what I mean about the bed thing...|
|Does this face not demand your attention?|
In Revelation 21 it talks about the New Heaven and New Earth. It talks about how God will wipe every tear from every eye and there will be no more mourning. And then God speaks from the throne and says, "Behold, I am making all things new." (Revelation 21:5, emphasis added). I truly believe this means everything: people, animals, trees, the oceans, the land...everything. I believe that Penelope is waiting for me in Heaven and that she has been made new. And I know I will see her again...just not yet.
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you...
I love you so - 'twas Heaven here with you.