Wednesday, May 11, 2011

grounded

mere moments before happening upon the kittens, robert and i were having a discussion. about upcoming weekend trips. an impromptu getaway to his parents' mountain house. the one tucked in the corner of the road, with the split rail fence and rose bushes. where we sat on the smooth flat rock and held hands in high school. we were excited about the possibility. of just packing up and heading up into the hills on friday.

but then we saw the cloud of fur, and the kittens. others have said they saw them scavenging under the bridge on the rocks and sand the day before. it's no wonder they scarfed the cat food and nestled into my sweatshirt.

so we're grounded, for the time being. here until they all find homes. because they'd be okay on their own. the shed is nice and cool and filled with lots of old relics they can jump on, hide behind and weave between. there's a new fluffy bed inside and bowls of water.

but last night, i went to go check on them one last time before bed, and they were all curled up together, all four of them, in the little bed, paws overlapping on faces and legs sprawled off the edge. and i whispered to them, alone in the old shed, "i will never forget this. as long as i live, i won't forget these few weeks."

so i can't leave. instead, i will stay in wallburg these next two weekends. the town that most people, including a majority of my high school class, have left. and i will fall in love with it. with its one stoplight, old brick schools and little concrete pool, already filled for its memorial day opening. and i'll thank God for the little bodies entrusted to me, for as long as that might be. for as they are home, so am i.

13 comments:

M. said...

precious! i hope it's a relaxing and enlightening few weeks anyway. : )


your heart is so beautiful!

Stephanie said...

I agree with M on this one. So sweet. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

You have such a warm heart. Enjoy those kitties while you can

XO,
Jane

Baily Jones said...

You are my favorite writer. Every post captures me and I am there in the moment with you.

I hate cats, but I want to snuggle up to these kittens and give them love. For none of God's creatures should ever be abandoned without love... peace & love to you for giving them comfort and affection.

You are an awesome person!

Bibi - Simple Summit said...

The kittens will thank you for your decision to stay this weekend. :) You describe your town very idyllic - it is comforting to live in such a small town!

PS: look here my dear friend:
http://simplesummit.blogspot.com/2011/05/butterfly-award.html


hope you enjoy!

Thisisme. said...

You have such a warm heart dear friend. Enjoy the kittens while you can!

Amber Blue Bird said...

those little fur babies are lucky to have found you

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..you are such a sweetheart and the little kittens are truly lucky to have found you, sweetie! Enjoy your afternoon. Kisses

Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful dress GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for summer!

Emily said...

aw soo precious! i love kittens they are just adorable, you cant help but love them

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Best. Story. Ever. So why can't you keep them forever?

Ana* said...

happiness is appreciation. Appreciation of the good and the bad, family, and even our small town. I struggled for a while about appreciating my hometown but home is where the heart should be (it took me quite a while to learn this)

Shalyn said...

Lovely- hope the kittens are doing well!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

aweeee, even more melting now, i read this and now i have this need to go and cuddle up our own fur babies. you're always so inspiring to me, miss galactic love heart. xo ♥

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