Thursday, July 23, 2015
In some ways, it doesn't seem like it could be five years since you left us. In others, it seems like more than that because our lives have changed so much since then. Your other mommy, Erin, and your little boy, JJ, are doing fine. We know you loved them just as much as you loved your daddy and me. We all tell JJ how you knew he was there before Erin did, and how you used to sit on Erin and purr at him. I'm so glad that Erin could be with us when we said goodbye to you, hard as that was for all involved, including Dr. C.
You were one special boy, Skylar, and we cherish your memory and the memories of our time with you. You were so full of life, even at the end when you were so sick. You kept your word, sending us new twins in the form of Freya & Heimdall, who inherited the same respect from the others as you and Lydia had. We see your influence in their lives every day, even though you never actually met them. There's a reason we gave Heimdall your name as his middle name, because his personality matches yours in so many inexplicable ways. He's sleeping on the computer desk as I'm typing this, dreaming away.
Carbon took over your role in the household when you left, and has become just as much the "bouncer" of the family as you were, keeping peace between the others, although always deferential to Rori, who is still our Big Kitty (alpha).
I'm sure you greeted my mom last year and are taking good care of her, along with the other furries she knew in life. That gives me some comfort. I know you're with your beloved sister Lydia, and the others who went to the Bridge.
We miss you so much, dear Skylar, but we're glad to have had the gift of knowing both you and your sister while you lived. Thank you.
your mommy Karen.