January 2, 2010

SAYING GOODBYE

boy do i wish this post was about saying goodbye to 2009...
rather
2010 has begun with an end

our dear little family hamster walter warkentin passed away today,
jan 2 at 12:20am



RIP WALTER WARKENTIN
June 2007 - January 2, 2010



i held and cuddled him for the last 8 hours of his life
we all did

we cuddled him and loved on him
and said a very sad and difficult goodbye

last cuddles with parker and avery

and taylor




the kids went to bed around 10pm
and
i stayed on the couch (i've suffered an intense herx/relapse over this past week and am couch ridden again), holding my furry little couch companion until he took his final breath at 12:20am


and so that's the kind of year it's been in the goertzen household


4 comments:

Kara said...

Oh, it is always hard to lose a friend. He's probably up in heaven loving life with his friends! We just had a guinea pig go to heaven at the end of November ... maybe they can be friends. ~Kara

Renee said...

Oh I am so sorry that your family is having to go through the loss of a sweet pet. Another loss...
I agree with you that the end of 2009 seemed a good thing and I was sure 2010 would be a year of healing....more health issues that have me worrying about cancer and another issue that may be drug induced hepatitis has me questioning my claim...but determination and stubborness has me STILL planning for healing in 2010!1 For all of us...amen and amen.
We need to keep claiming Jeremiah 29:11 Shannon.
You are all in my prayers.
gentle hugs
Renee

Nonerz said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your little friend. It breaks my heart to see your little girl with such pain on her face & red from tears. Wishing you all comfort during this sad time.

sonyafly said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your family member. So sad.