Aug 2, 2016

Home To Brutus, Shadow And Sniffer...Goodbye Norway

When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen....

I have learned that Goodbyes will always hurt, pictures never replace having been there, 
memories good or bad will bring tears, and words can never replace those feeling.

Everyday is a new challenge.  Waking up was a challenge...just making it through 
the day was exhausting.   When my first husband died, one of the truest things
 anyone ever said to me was "time does not take away the pain but makes
 it more bearable"  It does, but that's not something one believes in 
at that moment.  When one is hurting NOTHING makes sense.

Time was my best friend back then.  Now with the death of Brutus and Shadow
 time is not yet my best friend.  I am not sure time will ever take away the 
grief I have in me.  My Brutus was all I ever had that was close to having a child. 
 He was my baby and my baby is dead and moving on is difficult most days.

Whenever we were in Noway or anywhere for that matter, my heart was singing with
 joy at the thought of going home to Brutus.  He was what I wanted to see first
 thing as we entered our home.  The he died.  Then it was Shadow who we 
saw as we walked in the door.  As you know Shadow died as well.

Now we have Sniffer and I can't wait to see him.  Home is where my 3 kitties are. 
 Home for me has been always Arvid, Brutus and I.  Home is now Arvid, Sniffer,
 my memories and I.  Home is where we are heading and where my heart is.

We have had a good time in Norway.  Seeing everyone was good, but now it's time 
to go back to where we belong back to the USA and back to being at home. 

To all thank you very much for making this summer a very good one.  Thank you for 
the memories and for the fun times.  VM, Michelle,Emil and Molly thank
 you always for your hospitality, kindness and friendship.

 Michelle, thank you and Emil for allowing us to enjoy time with our granddaughters. 
 Honestly they are the 2 we will be missing the most as we leave Norway.  I take
with me memories that will forever stay, and I look forward to making more.

It it were  not for all of you all, Norway would hold no interest to us.  You make 
our stay here special and memorable and for that there are no words to 
express my gratitude to all of you.  All I can say is thank you.

A memory lasts forever, never will it die..
true friends stay together and never say goodbye