So Sad

I feel like it’s taken me a few days to process the horrible events of Friday.  My heart goes out to all the families affected by such senselessness.  I hope we can find a way to put an end to this growing trend in our country.

And I am in no way comparing the two events but adding to our sadness, we also had to put our dear old kitty Figgy to sleep on Saturday.  He was our first baby and we’ll miss him.

Much love,


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9 Responses to So Sad

  1. Lisa December 17, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Aww I’m sorry to hear about your kitty. My heart has been heavy too and the tragedy certainly puts the stresses of the Christmas season right into perspective. Wishing you a happier week ahead my friend.

    • Lane McNab December 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

      Thanks Lisa. We sure do wear our hearts outside our bodies when we have children. Hope you and yours are doing well!

  2. Susan December 17, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    I ran across your blog today and just wanted to let you know that I too am so saddened and have a heavy heart from the tragic events of last Friday…but, I also wanted to send you a post to let you know I’ve been in your shoes as well and can certainly understand your pain. Having to put one of our loved furry “babies” to sleep is also very hard. I pray you find comfort in all of the great memories you have with Figgy and may God also comfort your heart as well.

    • Lane McNab December 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

      Thanks so much Susan. They do become such a part of the family. I really appreciate your kind words.

      Many thanks,

  3. Steve@UrbanCottage December 18, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    I’m sorry about your cat. We go into pet ownership knowing one day we may have to make that decision but it’s never an easy one. My sympathies.

    • Lane McNab December 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

      Thanks Steve–so true. I appreciate the kind words.


  4. Tery December 18, 2012 at 4:58 am #


    I am sorry to hear about your kitty. I know that our four legged children hold a special place in our family. It is so hard to let them go. What’s that saying “Better to love and loss than not to have loved at all.”

    I could not ever imagine what the Ct families are going through. Losing a child is something I can’t wrap my mind around…especially in such a senseless does make you appreciate those around you more.

    Again I am sorry about Figgy.


    • Lane McNab December 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

      Thanks so much for your kind words Tery.

      And yes, I agree. I cannot wrap my mind around what the families of CT must be going through. I always hope I could find forgiveness for someone in a situation like that–really for my own well-being more than the perpetrator’s–but I think I would just be so angry I don’t know I could be that big of a person. I saw today people are calling for teachers to be armed. What is wrong with people?

      Sorry to go off a bit! Just so frustrated by this whole thing.

      Thanks again for reaching out. Hope you and your family are well!


  5. Tery December 18, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    I think that quote should have been “Better to have loved and lost than not to have loved at all.”
    I certainly am not thinking clearly!

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