Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

A conversation with Katie


Hey baby-girl, where are you?

Right here, mama, inside your heart. I’m always right here, just like I was before, only then I was mostly under your feet. Remember?

Oh yes, sweetie, I remember always being careful where I stepped, especially after you went deaf.

I wasn’t really deaf mama, I just chose not to pay attention.

I thought so, little girl. Well, now that you’re hearing again, keep track of us, OK?

I will, mama. I know you’ll always need me. And when you do, I’ll be right there. Cause we’re a team forever.

Thanks sweetie. Love you.

Love you too, mama.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

37 thoughts on “A conversation with Katie

  1. Channeling her Inner Siberian,, eh?

    They will always be there – and we should never stop thinking they aren’t – nor that they aren’t missing us as much as we are mssing them –

    Willow and Phyll


    • I know she always wanted to know where I was. She never slept long before she woke and checked to make sure I was still there. So I know she’s keeping tabs on me now too.


  2. Sweet. And hugs sent your way!


  3. Oh, Katie–I think heaven just voted you their funniest little angel. We all miss you, sweet girl.


    • She is, isn’t she. She had that dry sense of humor. I sure miss her. I caught her out of the corner of my eye last night, walking down the hallway to the bedroom. She used to do that, go to bed on her own when it got dark.

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  4. Through your conversations with Katie, shared with us through the years, you’ve ensured that memories of her will last a long, long time with many minds and hearts in addition to those of your family. Thank you again for it all.


  5. That’s such a great pic of your princess. You make me weep when I read these, Dawn; but it’s because they’re heartfelt and sweet. I’m thinking of you guys as you adjust to things.



  6. They’re always watching, Dawn … whether here in their earth-body or at the Bridge with their angel-wings. This must’ve been hard to write, but I hope it gave you some comfort (it did, me!) Princess Katie, give Dallas a huge hug from me and tell him I miss him every day!


  7. They are always near, someday we will see our special friends again:)


  8. I wish there was a love button for this post. Forever in our heart and mind ❤


  9. Brought a tear to my eye. And, yes, love forever. There’s joy there too.


  10. Hugs to you Dawn! Katie and all of her adventures with you will fill your heart forever.


  11. I know the terrible empty feeling to have lost a beloved dog. Katie will always be by your side in spirit. Sending hugs for you and your husband. Take good care Dawn. 💕


  12. They are always with us. I swear I catch a glimpse of Misty out of the corner of my eye everyone once in awhile.


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