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#524: Saying "Thank You" Not Enough

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Three weeks ago I wrote about losing another pet, Little Thang, a kitty I took in as a stray eight years ago. When I said goodbye to her I also said goodbye to another piece of my heart as we all do when we lose someone or something close to us.

Over the past several years there have too many relatives, friends and pets pass on that I am surprised there is any of my heart left.

It is this accumulation of losses that left me feeling numb.

But, you encouraged me even as some of you are going through similar situations.

As I thought how best to express my gratitude for having you stand with me during this latest loss, I realized that merely saying, "Thank you," is not enough.

I appreciate your friendship and hope you know how much you helped me. It may not be enough but when I say, "Thank you," it is from my heart that grows a bit larger as it fills with the support and sympathy you have shown me during this time.

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    Lou, I'm sorry about the loss of your cat. I'm as sure as I can be that Little Thang was close to your heart. My dog, Joey, who I wrote a blog about died on May 6th of this year. I bought him when he was about 7 weeks old, 13 years ago. Losing Joey was extremely hard for me! Tears are coming now, just thinking about him.

    I came here to thank you for leaving the comment on my blog and chose this blog to read. I'm glad I did.

    I like the one more question you said you would ask. I'm planning on doing that brainstorming so I'll add your question now! Thanks again, Darlene

    PS I was given another dog. Her name is Annie. She only weighs four pounds so she's just a little thang! (smile) I'll write about her one day soon.
    3137 days ago
    "Thank You" is more than enough. Friendships are knit together by sharing, kind thoughts and prayers. We should be thanking you for all you have given to your spark friends. The amazing thing about the human heart, no matter how many pieces are torn away by sadness or grief it always seems to regenerate itself and comes back stronger than ever. That's God's grace.

    3210 days ago
    Hi Lou;

    Thank you for stopping by my site and you kind word. It is hard when we get older because it is alway someone leaving use. God be with you and may more friend fill your heart. God bless you always.

    Smile Joyce
    3228 days ago
    Lou, I am so glad that you are my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Blessings and emoticon
    3266 days ago
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    I am happy to hear how you have been comforted in this website. Even though it exists in cyber-space; the friendships are real.
    My pet, a poddle-collie mix named 'Will Robinson'; I know such a big name but my children liked to watch 'Lost in Space'- a long time ago...lol...When I lost him(hit by a car because he jumped the fence after a female neighbor), I cried like I had lost a close family member. emoticon my children thought that I was trying to tell them that father had died - because I was mumbling in my sobbing so much. Afterwards I lost my biological father, then grandparents, an unborn, and my mother. emoticon
    3274 days ago
    Lou, when I log on to Spark, you are one person that constantly is here for me! We have never met, but I feel as if I know you and share your joys and sorrows. I am so sorry to hear that your pet passed away and I hope that every day you feel a bet better. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for being here even when I do not show up all the time. Joann emoticon
    3277 days ago

    At my meeting at church tonight, there was a reading that said that the only way love grows is to keep giving it away. With each loss that you experienced, you gave away a piece of your heart -- you let go of more love -- which made room for more love to grow. It will take time to fill that void in your heart with more love, but rest assured, our loving God will fill you with more love.

    Thank you for leaving me encouraging words on my blogs. I appreciate them very much. See, you're spreading more love!
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    3284 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/1/2012 11:37:30 PM
    I am thankful for a friend like you.

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    3284 days ago
    I Know why everyone is so supportive:

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    3285 days ago
    Lou, you are such a source of encouragement for all of us that we can not stand with you in your time of loss.

    3285 days ago
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    I'm really thankful for your friendship as well, Lou. Things will get better and easier in time, as I'm sure you know. They always do. You just have to grieve and once you get through that phase, it's easier to move on. Pets are never just pets, they are our family because we love them so much. Hang in there!

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    3287 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    You have been there for so many of us so it is no wonder you received so much love and support. Very much well deserved! Take care my friend!

    3288 days ago
    Lou, your dear heart draws so many people to you, did you realize that?! You have so much compassion and tenderness that, in my opinion, your thank you really DOES seem adequate because it radiates from the page as if it were an actual hug to each of your friends!

    Thank you for being the kind of person you are! You are a treasure! emoticon emoticon
    3288 days ago
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    A wonderful blog, Lou, as are all yours...but any of us that have lost someone or "something" (how I hate to use that word for our beloved children/pets) we totally understand the losses you have had to endure...and of course, we understand also that we learn to deal with them and get on but that part of our heart remains empty for that "being" that is gone (human or otherwise) but thankfully God gave us a heart that can grow more love for new things that come into it...kind of like a flame that you can lose a portion of yet the original can continue to grow!

    God Bless you Lou, and thank YOU for all you do and are to us! emoticon Gaye
    3288 days ago
    emoticon Hope you are feeling a little better each day. emoticon to you my friend Lou.
    3288 days ago
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    A very sweet post, Lou. emoticon
    3288 days ago
    Sometimes we need a shoulder to cry on and someone to understand. A pet is never just a pet...mine as are yours are our children. Thank you is not needed.
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    While those losses take a small piece of our heart, they also leave a large piece of theirs. Every precious moment together, all that love, is how our hearts don't disappear into nothingness.
    3288 days ago
    Hi lou, A thank you is never needed but I so appreciate your friendship..The void of losing a precious pet always remains,but time will heal and those wonderful memories will have you smiling once again..
    3288 days ago
    Lou, I hope you'll find peace.
    3288 days ago
    Maybe we don't lose a piece of our hearts when someone we love dies, because when we love someone, we trade a piece of our hearts for a piece of theirs. So part of them stays with us forever, and part of us goes with them on their journey.
    3288 days ago
    emoticon Lou, so many of us have been (or are) where you are that our hearts go out to you.

    Losing people or furry friends is painful. I pray that our loving Heavenly Father will grant you the peace and comfort you need. emoticon

    You bless so many of us; we just want you to accept whatever blessing we can be.
    3288 days ago
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    Lou, you have one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know.. No matter how many pieces leave, you'll still have an abundance!
    3288 days ago
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    3288 days ago
    These are things that actually need no thank yous. The well wishes and outpourings of support are from the heart and needing nothing in return.

    I can certainly relate, Lou. It is hard enough to lose one person or fur buddy. When the losses come faster than you have time to recover, it is overwhelmingly sad and hard to deal with.

    Sending love,
    3288 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I am so glad everyone was so supportive.

    Just remember all the good things the animals received
    from you that they might not have at another place.

    They were truly loved
    3288 days ago
    You are a terrific human being, Lou, and would make a great real time friend as well as our current SPfriend. Take care.
    3288 days ago
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