a pretty picture {of Precious}

A co-worker of my dad's gave this poem to him last week after we lost our beloved Precious. I wanted to share it with you. Because, if any of you are going through a similar loss, I want you to know that I've chosen to believe this poem. I believe it with my whole heart.

The Rainbow Bridge
Inspired by a Norse legend.

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back.
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, the cross over... together.


{goodbye} pretty Precious

Look at that, a day later and another blog post. No need to get too excited, however. This isn't a happy post...

In loving memory of our cat, Precious. We always joked about how annoying she was, but the truth is, she was dearly loved. I still can't believe she's gone. It hasn't hit me yet. No longer will she leave her "welcome home" present of poop in my brother's bedroom. No longer will she jump up on my lap completely ignoring the laptop there, or sneak her way onto my mom's computer chair – she just loved to distract us from our work. No longer will she meow wine at my dad for minutes on end until he breaks down and looks at her, giving her the invitation to cuddle. See what I mean by annoying? But she was also a sweetheart. She chose us as her family, and I think she knew that she'd forever be a part of that family. RIP, baby girl.


A July wrap-up {in pretty pictures}.

Goodbye July. I was this close to writing June there. Seriously, where did July go?! I guess that's what happens when you spend every spare minute of the month working. I've been tackling a lot of freelance design work lately. But I did get a chance to cross a few things off of my summer to-do list. Check it:
Sit Stand on a dock on a lake.
✓ Drink a Bud Light Lime.
✓ Wear the maxi dress I bought weeks ago.
✓ Go to an outdoor movie.
✓ Go to an outdoor art fair.
✓ Eat more popsicles snow cones.

Alright, so I didn't get that much accomplished. But I'm giving myself until the end of September to finish this list. So we'll see... Some other things I did this month included:
Celebrating the birthday of the two most youthful 99 year old twin sisters I know.

Getting to see my beautiful cousin Katelyn. 

My dad picked up this camera at Goodwill for $3.15. No joke. I plan on trying it out tonight - provided I get some design work done first. When did I turn into such a workaholic?

Speaking of becoming a workaholic, I swear to you all that I wish I could blog more. I'm just not one to want to wear myself out. When I can, I like having some downtime. Not that I'm making excuses. I just wanted you to know that these little monthly wrap-ups may or may not {I'll try for not} be the most you see of me in the future. See you in September.

{images via : my instragram}
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