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Memories of Nub
My sweet girl, it's too hard right now to sum your life up in this tiny box. Until I have the strength to even try, I'll put this here instead.

Diamond Rio - I Believe

Every now and then
Soft as breath upon my skin
I feel you come back again
And it's like you haven't been

Gone a moment from my side
Like the tears were never cried
Like the hands of time
Were pulling you and me

And with all my heart I'm sure
We're closer than we ever were
I don't have to hear or see
I've got all the proof I need

There are more than angels watching over me
I believe
Oh, I believe

Now when you die your life goes on
It doesn't end here when you're gone
Every soul is filled with light
It never ends, if I'm right

Our love can even reach across eternity
I believe
Oh, I believe

Forever you're a part of me
Forever in the heart of me
I will hold you even longer
If I can

Oh, the people who don't see the most
See that I believe in ghosts
If that makes me crazy, then I am
Cause I believe
Oh, I believe

There are more than angels watching over me
I believe
Oh, I believe

Every now and then
Soft as breath upon my skin
I feel you come back again
And I believe.


~Love Mommy and Zimba


June 6 - Yesterday marked one month since we said goodbye. It seems that all I can do is cry for you. I knew I'd miss you when your time to leave me came, but I never imagined it would hurt this much. I long to hear your meow and that loud purr again. You were skittish from the day I brought you home. When I adopted you, you were already 6 months old and I was told they were having a hard time finding you a home because of your skittish nature. I don't know if you were born that way or if somebody hurt you before you came to me. But in my eyes you were perfect. I longed to hold you for 11 years but understood that you were scared. I finally got to hold you the day you left me. Oh Nub, you felt so wonderful in Mommy's arms. I wished then that I could hold you forever, but I had to let you go. I miss you so much baby. Life just isn't the same without you. Zimba and I are trying to get used to our new 'normal', but it's a struggle everyday. You took a piece of my heart with you. Although the pain Mommy is enduring right now is overwhelming, I wouldn't trade one second with you. You were truly the sweetest cat I've ever known. I hope you can feel my love for you at the Rainbow Bridge and hear me when I talk to you. I miss and love you to the moon and back baby. <3

August 19- Well, it's that time of year again Nubbins. Beach! Mommy always hated leaving you and Zimba, but at least I knew you weren't alone. You had each other for companionship. That's not the case this year is it? I'm so scared of leaving your sister alone so I'm asking you sweet girl to watch over her. I lost a piece of my heart when I lost you and I couldn't bare to lose your sister just yet. Can you keep her safe for Mommy while I'm gone? Will you please let her know that I'll be back and will be thinking of her while I'm away? I love and miss you every single day, Nub. I hope you can feel that at the Rainbow Bridge. It's only been 3 months since we said goodbye, but it feels like a lifetime. Please keep your sister safe and healthy for Mommy. I miss you so much sweet Nubbins. <3.

September 5- Today marks four long months since I said goodbye. I can't believe I haven't scratched your chin, heard your meow or purr, or looked into those beautiful green eyes of yours in four months. Sometimes it seems like I last did those things such a short time ago. But most of the time it feels like it's been an eternity since you were here with me. I no longer look for you on the cat tree or your favorite spot on the couch. I've become accustomed to one set of bowls instead of two. But that doesn't mean I don't miss you with every fiber of my being. I think about you every single day baby. I could never have imagined how much I would miss you the day I let you go. The leaves are starting to fall now. You watched them bloom and it makes me cry when I realize that when they're finally gone, there won't be another springtime for you. The last picture I took of you showed you watching a squirrel climbing in the tree amongst the bright green leaves of spring. And now they too are dying. It's silly I know, but it makes me sad to see them go. I love you baby. I still feel you here with me and Zimba. What I wouldn't give for one more day, one more head rub, one more kiss, one more time to smell your sweet fur. You were an angel and life will never be the same without you in it. Please wait for me and Zimba at the Rainbow Bridge. I can't wait to hold you again. Forever this time.

I love and miss you, sweet Nub. ~. Mommy


December 5- It's been 7 months since I said goodbye to you. 214 long days have passed. The trees are bare and the coldness of winter is here. This begins the start of a third season without you. Not a single day passes where you're not on my mind, Nub. The tears still flow down my cheeks and my heart still aches for you. I know in my head that I did the right thing by letting you go, but my heart struggles with it. 12 years ago I was bringing you and Zimba home. There were so many wonderful moments ahead for the three of us. Now all I have are memories of you. I wish I could go back and live those years with you and Zimba again. I'm so thankful to have your sister here with me. She's been an immense source of comfort. Please watch over her. I know you miss her but Mommy needs her here with me for a long time, Nub. I feel your presence and know you're okay at the Bridge, but I miss you. You took a part of my heart with you. I love and miss you so much sweet Nubbins. Please wait patiently for us. Love and head scratches to you sweet girl. <3

January 1, 2015- Happy New Year, sweetheart. I love and miss you so very much. <3

May 5, 2015- One year. One year ago today my world as I knew it ceased. I was struggling to understand what had just happened to you, our family, my life. Nothing made sense and my grief was beyond comprehension. I'm thankful that this first year has now passed. The pain has lessened, but my love for you hasn't, Nub. Not one single day has passed when you didn't cross my mind. Not one. The tears still come. Sometimes when I think of you or watch a video or stare at your picture, tears fall. Sometimes a random thought of you is all it takes to cry. Zimba and I have settled into life without you, but it's still hard, still different. I miss you, sweet girl. Every day. Please watch over Zimba. Mommy's worried about her. I'm not ready to lose her too. I love you, sweet Nubbins. Forever. <3

May 10, 2015- Well Nub, your sissy has joined you at the Rainbow Bridge. I hope you are there with her so she won't be lost or scared. Please be by her side and show her the way. I can't believe both of you are gone now. Mommy's heart is so empty. You two are my world and I miss you both so very much. Take care of Zimba cat. I love and miss you both to the moon and back.

June 3, 2015- Happy Birthday, Nub! I hope you're running free beyond the bridge, chasing the mice and birds! You're 13 today. I wish so very much that I could give you a birthday kiss and a chin scratch. Just know that you are in my heart every day. I'm glad Zimba is there to give you familiar company but Mommy misses you both. I love you my sweet girls. <3

November 5, 2015- Oh my sweet Nub. It's been a year and a half since we said our goodbyes. I think of you every single day and know you're still here with me. I wish I could hold and kiss you just one more time. I love and miss you so much, sweet girl. Always. <3. ~ Mommy

January 12, 2016- Happy belated New Year, sweetheart. It's hard to believe that in just 4 short months it will be two years since you've been gone. I think about you and miss you every single day. I guess by now you know that you have two new baby sisters. Their names are Zoah and Katmai and they're just precious! I had to fight with my inner demons for quite a while about having them, but oh how I have come to love them. I felt so guilty wanting to even try to love again, but I know that you and Zimba would want Mommy to be happy again. This is how I honor you two, by giving your warm home and my love to two kittens that needed it. Just like you and Zimba did so many years ago. I could never replace either of you and my love for them doesn't diminish my love for you. You're always in my heart. Thank you for sending Mommy these two precious new girls. You and Zimba knew how badly I needed them and how much they needed me. Please watch over your new sisters. I love and miss you to the moon and back. <3. ~Mommy

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