“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pink Saturday apology and regrets...

I am so sorry that I did not do my Pink Saturday post for you today. The wonderful post I had planned will be here for you next week and you will just melt it is so precious.

Most of you know that I volunteer for animal rescue and help at our shelter. Tragically, someone in animal rescue passed away as a result of her own hand yesterday and I just didn't feel like posting something all cheery and pink when my ♥ is so very sad.

Whenever we, as mere human beings, try so desperately to save lives (animal or human),  it can be horribly depressing when we realize that we can't save them all. Most of us work through the depression and come out on the other side stronger and better and more determined. However, and sadly, not all of us come out on the other side alive...

23 comments:

vanilla143 said...

I am sorry for your lose Mimi. Praying God comforts your sad heart.

Gracie Jewellery said...

This is so sad. Praying God comforts you and your co-workers' family.

Lisa said...

Please do not apologize. Things happen and we cannot control. Pink Saturday is a blessing to us all but it is not essential. Please take care of you and your other friends touched by this tragedy.
Hugs and prayers for all, Lisa

Purvail said...

iREAD YOUR POST WITH A LUMPIN MY THROAT. I HOPE YOU WILL LET THE LORD TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALING AND AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. ELAINE

Annesphamily said...

I am sorry for your loss. It is a difficult job but life is difficult isn't it? We all wish everything we and everyone we love could live forever and we all want to save these innocent pets but sometime life can be cruel. Such a death is shocking and very difficult. Please take care and hugs to you along with many prayers being offered up. Anne

Our Back Porch said...

Oh my...this is so very sad! Thinking of you during this time of loss. Sending up prayers!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Oh dear! That is so sad! I can only imagine how you are feeling but God bless you for volunteering at a shelter. All of the dogs that we have had, we rescued and are shelter dogs. We couldn't have asked for better "members" of our family. Please take care of yourself! And thank you for all you do for those poor animals!
Debbie-Dabble

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Mimi.. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. My heart and prayers go out for her, and all her friends and family... I'll be wrapping and packing your beansie-blogiversary gift, to get it ready for transit.. When you're ready, just find my email addy under my followers on my right side bar. Then email me your address. ((hugs)) ~tina

Finding Pam said...

Mimi, I am so sad for the loss of your friend. I lift you up in prayer for your sorrow.

I don't know how anyone can not be affected when they work with rescued animals. I have three dogs and two cats that we rescued.

I thank you for the unselfish work you do on behalf of animals.

CC said...

Hi dear Mimi..
Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your friend. I know it must be so terrible difficult for you at this time...and wish there was something I could do to help ease the pain. May God be with you and your friends family as you try to walk through this sad time..
Hugs and prayers from Texas..

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. ♥♥♥

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Mimi, I have goosebumps reading this and am so sorry to hear of the sad news. For some it can just be too much at times. Sending lots of prayers and good wishes your way and to those who were close. Many blessings, Tammy

Protege said...

I am so sorry abut your loss...
What a touching post. Hope you can nevertheless have a lovely Sunday...
xo
Zuzana

Kerrie said...

This brought tears to my eyes! I feel the pain when I see those commercials on TV with animals who have been abused, it is a very heavy burden for workers to carry. How terribly sad to lose your friend. God bless you and may He be merciful to the one departed. Hugs, Kerrie

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I am so sorry. How very, very sad. A truly special person is gone.

Mary said...

That poor lady or gentleman. I'm so sorry for what they must have suffered. Animals are so precious - it can weigh so heavy on one's heart. God bless that person and all who work to make life better for God's creatures.

Regina said...

Really sad. Sorry about it.

Sherry from Alabama said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Gail said...

Mimi, how devastating! Prayers of comfort for everyone involved.
Hugs

meandering pearl said...

oh this post melts my heart...how wonderful of you to volunteer, im sorry to hear of your friend! sending kind & lovely thoughts today

Pat said...

Mimi,
I am so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your friend. I'm praying that God will provide strength and comfort for you and for your friend's family.
Pat

MAX said...

Hey Mimi
What can I say except that I am deeply sorry for your loss! I understand the shock and sadness so fully!(and I didn't know that you are experiencing it too)
Consider yourself hugged!
With love
C

Shopgirl said...

thinking of you and wishing you a peaceful heart and love Dear mimi!
Your, Mary