Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Wise soul

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I went for a walk this morning, down a neighborhood road I haven’t ventured since Katie left. The road we took our last walk on that day. She and I went up to the first neighbor’s mailbox and then turned around at our usual spot, I remember she met a snapping turtle laying eggs that morning and I let her watch for a bit.

So many memories on that short piece of asphalt.

I went past our turn-around this morning, unleashed from an elderly dog, up the road further and around the corner where she and I had rarely ventured.

“Oh sweetie-girl” I thought.

“It’s OK, mama,” she replied, “next time it won’t hurt so much.”

She’s a wise one, that Katie-girl. Yes she is.

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.

32 thoughts on “Wise soul

  1. So poignant and precious are these memories…

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  2. She’s right. But she is with you on those walks.

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  3. Wise and beautiful, indeed. Hugs, Dawn. Time is a great healer. And she’ll never really leave you — you’ll always carry her in your heart (I know I do, with Dallas).

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  4. Yes, a very wise Princes.

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  5. Dawn, there is a dog waiting for you, so you won’t be walking alone anymore and Katie will be smiling too.

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  6. Aww. I really miss that girl!

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  7. Ten years and I still cry when I wake from a dream of my Alex-girl leaping into my arms. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Yes, the pain gets less, a tiny bit. But I’d rather have the pain than to have never felt the love. Katie is spectacular and so are you. Thank you for being so honest with us.

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    • I expect I’ll be the same. I don’t feel that way about my childhood dog, Sam, or our first two shelties, Daisy and Bonnie, and I loved them all. But little Miss Katie, she burrowed her way so deep into my heart.

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  8. You were brave to take those steps today. Hugs for you.

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  9. Sending you hugs, Dawn. 💕

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  10. Aww, I get it, Dawn. I always think about how both lives were made so much better when we had a loving pet to care for and vice-versa. Hugs!

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  11. She SO is!

    And always will be!

    H&K&W,
    Willow & Phyll
    PeeEssWoo: Egg and Olive is egg salad with sliced olives in it – SO GOOD!

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  12. I get it. Took me a long time to go to the bench in the park where I last had sat with my Sammy. Hugs ❤

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  13. Memories are such a double-edged sword, aren’t they? Precious and painful at the same time! I know….

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