I have not posted here since Zoe went to Sparkle Pond a couple of weeks ago.
You all know how much I LOVE Zoe (no past tense, here!). But sadness and grief are not why I haven't been writing.
The reason I haven't been writing is that our beloved Miss Emmie was also getting ready to follow her Bunny to Sparkle Pond.
Miss Emmie had made it fairly obvious over the last year that she was gearing up to go pretty soon. We weren't sure when or how it would go, but we knew it was coming.
Over the last couple of weeks, since Zoe's departure, and in the midst of feeling sad about all that had transpired and the suddenness with which it all happened, Miss Emmie gave us a clear sign that she was done on this earth as well-- she stopped eating. We knew what was coming, so we focused all our attentions on her for her remaining time here. On Tuesday, in the middle of the night, she went to be with Zoe and the others.
2010 has been a difficult year at the Lilypad. We have had four residents go off to Sparkle Pond. But in addition to being difficult, it's also been wonderful because there is always LOVE.
The GIANT LOVE that Rosie, Scottie, Emmie, and Zoe (as well as Jobie and Ernie, who were in Sparkle Pond from years past) brought to us? It is worth the sadness and sense of loss we feel no matter how hard it is to feel it.
The Love is Always Worth it.
Rest in peace, Miss Emmie. We love you.