1/17/13 - Betty, I love you! I miss you already! Today we went and released you from this world and I am so sorry that I couldn't and am not strong enough to save you. I miss you already. My heart aches because this world is a much different place now you are not in it. There are so many memories I have of you. I remember how you attacked Mom. I remember how you loved Ice Cream - and I hope there is so much of it in Heaven. Most of all, I remember how much you loved and took care of people. You were the rock of our family and you took care of me more times than I can count. When Z died, you were the one who stood there and spirutually supported me. You loved me and knew I was hurting even when you were not in the same house. My dear Betty, you sensed things. You knew how people felt and you communiated with them in your own loving way. You comforted. You supported. You loved. You gave us everything that you are and you held nothing back. I love you so much and my entire soul aches because you are not with me anymore in the physical. I know you are here in my heart, though. I know you were ready to go today. I could see it in your face and in your eyes. I also saw and felt you loving me even until the last. That was just like you - to love all the way even up until the last minute. My dear, Betty, I will continue to write more memories of you here and visit you often. I want you to know that you will always be with me. I can't wait for the day when we are together again. I can't wait to love you and to hold you and to sing to you and tell you how much I love you. You are one of the greatest creations God made. Please don't leave me now. I need you more than ever. I know you will always be with me. That is just who you are. Thank you for loving me, Betty! I will always love you!! ALWAYS!!! I love you, Betty!!|
1/18/13 - Betty, I miss you! It's been a day and I'm still trying to get some understanding of this whole thing. I went running to try and clear my mind yesterday and thought "Even in Death, you are taking care of me!" I love you and I miss your Spirit in my life. I think so much about how you always came out whenever I came over and you wanted nothing but to be with me when I was over. You took care of me with every breath you took and I hope you know that what we did was done in love. Betty, I love you and I miss you and I hope you knew that. I hope you still do know that. I hope you understand that my love for you is not passive and I will take everything you have taught me and I will try to follow your quiet example of being the greatest by serving others. I promise, I will always take care of you. Please wait for me, Betty. I will be on my way soon enough and when I cross over, I will be looking straight away for you! Please keep watch. In life and in death, we will always be together. I know you are close. I know you will find a way to let me know you are near. I felt you last night in my bed curled up by my legs. You are welcome there always and I look forward to tonight to be able to feel you again. I LOVE YOU!!! I really, really do!!
1/24/13 - Hi Betty. It's been 173 hours since you left me. I miss you. I've been thinking about you every day. I keep wondering where you are and how you are doing. I wonder all the time if you are with me. If you are still lying in your pink bed you loved so much. I wonder whether now you are going to school with me and smiling every time I turned on my computer at work because it makes that small whisper sound that reminds me of you. I wonder if all the pictures I have seen of animals cuddling up with their owners though they have passed on are true. I wonder if you truly do know how much I love you. 173 hours. It might as well be 173 years. I love you so much and I miss you so much. I wish humans didn't live so long. I can't wait to hold you again and run to you. Betty, you were always on guard for me and you always stood beside me and protected me. You did your job and now it's time to rest. So, please, rest beside me every minute. I love you. I miss you!!! Please stay with me!
2/17/13 - Hi Grey! I miss you! I have you sitting right here next to me while I write this. I miss you so much. I know you're here taking care of me in all the ways you always used to and I think that I'm so not deserving of you. I mean, how can someone - anyone - tell the one who has taken care of you all your life, been there for you even when you aren't even thinking and doing nothing more but completely giving yourself to me in every minute? How can I say thank you, Betty? I wish there was some way I can honor you. It has been one month - almost to the minute - since I last said good-bye to you. It's such a long month. Spring is coming and I can't help but think of what it represents - renewal. I know we will be reuninted again and never part ways. I wish you knew how much I love you and how grateful I am you are in my life every minute. Thank you, Grey, for taking care of me and for loving me. You knew so much about me and knew how I felt better than anyone else in the room. Please know you always have a home and you will always have a place to rest your head. Please know you will NEVER be forgotten and you will always have a heart to call your own. I am your person, Better. I always will be!! I promise! We will be together. I LOVE YOU!!!
4/17/13 - Hi Greyfur! How are you? It's been three months since I last said goodbye to you and I still remember the day like it was today. I can't believe it's only been three months. I miss you so much and I wish you were here with me. I can't tell you how much I truly look forward to seeing you again without any worry or fear about parting. I miss you so much and I am so grateful to God for making it a reality that all will be right and all will be well. Thank you for giving your very life to making everyone and everything perfect! I love you so much, Betty! I always will love you forever! We WILL meet again and we WILL never part! I LOVE YOU, GREY!!!
1/17/14 - Hi Betty! I miss you! It's been a year since I was last with you. I miss you so much and hope you are okay. You have always been such a guardian for me and have always taken such good care of me. I miss you and I really need you still today. Please stay beside me. I can't wait to see you and be with you again and see you play. I know you are playing in Heaven and you are so glad to be out of that body. Don't ever leave me. I hear your voice every day. I love you, Grey!! Please stay with me....
12/25/14 - Hey Grey.. I miss you! I miss your comfort! I love you so much! I have never and will never stop loving you!! You are such a great cat! I hope you are running around in heaven and playing with V and Z. I will be there soon enough and will come and find you. You are my grey and I love you. Merry Christmas Fur!
12/19/16 - Hi Betty! How are you? I know it's been a while since I've stopped by. I know you are with me though. You were such a great cat and an amazing friend. I am grateful for you and want you to know how much I love you and admire the way you took such good care of all of us. You have such a tender heart of gold and I wish I was more like that. I love you Grey.. I really do. I still tear up when I think of you. You are an important part of my life and I can't wait to see you over the Rainbow Bridge very soon! You are the greatest!
1/6/19 - Hi Grey... It's been a while and I am sorry. I have not forgotten you and I hope you know that. You hold a very special place in my heart and I know you are always with me. I know you have moved with me and will always stand by my side. I know I don't deserve such a good and valiant friend as you, Betty but I will keep you forever!! I love you so much and I miss you so much! I can't wait to see you again! YOU are my Grey and YOU will ALWAYS be my grey fur!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!
12/23/19 - Hey Grey! I miss you a lot. I was thinking about you just last night and I felt you there with me in bed next to me. I know you are safe and happy with God in Heaven but that doesn't mean I don't miss you all the time. I hope you know that there is nothing in this world or the next that would ever or could ever fill the void of not having my Betty Martin! You are my Grey and I miss you so much! You are my cat, I hope you know. I miss you so much! Merry Christmas, my dear friend. I can't wait until we are together again!!