Wordless Wednesday – Homecoming

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Welcome To Wordless Wednesday At Create With Joy!

Quote Of The Week
when I am feeling
low
all I have to do is
watch my cats
and my
courage
returns

Charles Bukowski

Photo Of The Week –Tsunami & Magellan
Homecoming

Have you ever heard a song whose lyrics
Brought forth a deep well of emotions
You didn’t know existed within you?

Have you ever fallen in love with a photo
Because of the way it made you feel?

A few days ago, I heard Jason Mraz’s moving song,
93 Million Miles and –
In the aftermath of my mom’s passing,
It’s touched me so profoundly,
I’ve had to pause to process the emotions it stirred.

Finding today’s photo helped me to uncover a piece of the puzzle.

The complete sense of love, safety and trust
That my cats are sharing in this photo is that
Same rare bond that my mother and I shared –
And the invitation to come home was always present.

In loss, we feel 193 million miles away from the ones I love…

But when I look at my cats,
I am reminded that home is inside of me…
My cats help me find my way back home.

When you feel lost,
How do your pets help you find your way back home?
Please share your stories and thoughts in the comments!

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93 Million Miles

Wordless Wednesday – Week of October 14, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

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59 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Homecoming”

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  1. Shandy says:

    Awww, to cute!

  2. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices
    says:

    Early this week ah!!!
    Ones again we are happy to be here Tsunami & Magellan Homecoming is adorable. Or I should say they are adorable as always.
    Take Care.

  3. Lesley says:

    Was just reading some of Bukowski’s poetry and quotes and then arrived here to find yours! I do like a bit of Bukowski. Thanks for running the link up. You make me happy.

  4. Dominique Goh@Dominique's Desk
    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    says:

    Really lovely quote.. Happy WW:)

  5. Claire says:

    Thanks for hosting 🙂

  6. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley
    says:

    What a sweet story and photo! I’m very sorry for your loss. Thanks for always hosting a great hop. Blessings to you.

  7. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day
    says:

    Aww! that is the most cutest photo heheh!

    Have a kittytastic week 🙂

  8. YAM says:

    Hari OM
    this is a wonderful song and one I would never have known had you not shared it – thank you!!! My condolences to you. Certainly our pets can help us hold on when the sea of life feels like it is flooding us. YAM xx

  9. Great picture and comforting words.

  10. Meryl says:

    Awwww such nice loving! Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  11. Ralph says:

    During any time of stress, looking at Magellan and Tsunami hugging and resting, all stress should melt away and fast. The look of love touches us in a way nothing else can!

  12. Dawn Paoletta (@breathoffaith)
    Twitter: breathoffaith
    says:

    Be still my heart! That picture of the two of them is so sweet! How are they all getting along I wonder? Have you ever done a video of the three of them? I made a short post today…just so I could link here. lol with LESS guilt. teehee…and I did grab some pics of a rose today – and thought so WORDLESS WEDNESDAY! but…just cannot do multiple posts at this time…
    Hugs, R!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      I wish I had videos of them together but I don’t. I tried capturing Magellan on video when he first arrived but we don’t have a lot of natural light streaming in due to the exposure of our house so they turned out dark – just didn’t work out. Now, the few captures I’ve gotten are of Magellan – usually when he’s been up to no good! Would love to share once I figure out how to get past a few technical glitches I’m having!

  13. Such a dreamy photo of your two gorgeous fur balls. 🙂

  14. I hope your pain is lifted a bit and I know what you mean about cats and their intimacy it’s just precious! Thanks for linky

  15. Linda Arthur Tejera says:

    They’re so sweet! 🙂

  16. Angel
    Twitter: Sewcraftyangel
    says:

    Thanks for a wonderful party and for sharing such a beautiful piece of yourself with us. Come party at my party too if you have time.
    Angel

  17. Lauren says:

    I can only imagine the loss you’ve been dealt, but I’m glad you have your cats to help see you through. The way you spoke about your cats is how I feel about my furkids as well (1 dog, 1 cat, 2 spoiled rotten babies, lol). Brightest blessings to you and thank you for the inspiration! ~xx

  18. Mary Denman says:

    Oh Ramona,

    I totally feel your pain. But as time has marched on, even though I miss my mom so much, I realize that she is always with me. Always in my heart.

    Yes, I always felt the call to go home. I’m beyond grateful that my dad is still here. He’ll be 90 Nov. 1! And I miss my father-in-law and is thankful spirit.

    But they stay with us. You will get through this. You won’t get “over” the loss. You will learn how to live with it. Your mom did it. My mom did too. Ramona, you and I will both make it with God’s strength.

    I just followed you on Instagram! 🙂

    My kitties are just the sweetest things. Lady is so intent on looking me in the eyes. She even gets in my face and touches my nose with hers. It is healing indeed!

    Praying for you!

  19. ethel says:

    thanks for the linkup 🙂

  20. Kitties Blue says:

    The only two in our house I will ever see looking like this are sisfurs, Fiona and Giulietta. They are inseparable.

  21. Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
    Twitter: teac
    says:

    Aw, ya gotta love kitty love!

  22. Gattina says:

    What a cute picture with mum and kitten !

  23. Siv says:

    My condolences to you, having animals around sure help, at least what I thought when my daddy went.
    The cats are just so adorable on the picture
    Best wishes for you
    Hugs from Siv

  24. Patty says:

    Such sweet faces!

  25. Star Traci
    Twitter: TracisStar
    says:

    Very sweet!
    🙂
    Traci

  26. Thank you for hosting! There are truly no words for when you lose someone in your life. {{Hugs}} We have our good days and then days where the loss can be overwhelming. It is nice to have cats or others (human or animal) that rely on us to give us the love we need and to know they need us to take care of them. The photo is adorable.
    Blessings to you all!

  27. So sorry for your loss. My dad died less than a month ago, and I’m still reeling. My cats–and dogs–provide love and comfort, and someone to hug.

    Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss Susan – you’re still in the thick of it all.
      I am glad you have your cats and dogs to provide you the love and comfort you need on a daily – make that moment by moment – basis!

  28. Feed Me Dearly says:

    This is such a precious capture… 🙂
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  29. LKlonsky says:

    They are so cute together!

  30. There is no place like home, and home is where the heart is.

  31. moni says:

    What a wonderful photo and story!
    Wish you a happy day
    moni

  32. Hope you’re having a great Wednesday. That is a great photo. Sorry to hear of your loss, but glad you can find those happy moments. Cat’s are good for helping with that! They provided me with much comic relief after I lost someone close to me. Story here if you’re interested: http://www.rascalandrocco.com/2013/02/its-been-rough-couple-of-weeks-and-i.html

  33. Janice says:

    They sure do look happy to be together! 🙂

  34. Your kitties are just gorgeous. I miss my two, and would dearly love to have a couple more but my dog would not be happy with this now. Thanks for the link up, I will now have a little explore around blog land. Take care x

  35. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly
    says:

    You are so right about our pets. I have a black lab and I had one before her, but although they look the same they have their own personalities. When I feel alone I go and lay down beside Baby (her name) & I pet her and look in her eyes and I wonder does she really feel the love? I think she does, and when she wants love she comes in my room and flips my hand, and it always makes me smile. I’m never alone in the house as long as Baby is around “I’m not alone”! She’s a part of our family and I love it so I do know how you feel about your kitties. I use to have kitties, but my hubby is a dog lover, as I am both. 🙂

  36. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
    Twitter: Tracy_Iglesias
    says:

    This might be the best photo of Tsunami & Magellan ever! Thanks for the smile and the linky, Happy WW! 🙂

  37. kathy downey says:

    The photo is priceless ,it made me smile

  38. Andi says:

    My cat definitely makes my life complete! She is such a character and keeps me laughing!

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