Betsy by Karla

To our dearest Betsy….

I look back on the time you spent with our family and I realize what a special gift you were. You left us too soon. I thought we had years to get to know each other…

I only recenty explained to Alex that you would probably be around to see him graduate from high school thirteen years from now. It didn’t seem so unlikely a week ago. How could you have been taken from us so soon? We were just getting used to your schedules your moods your personality. We had just begun to stop worrying about your every step. We had watched you grow from a kitten into a confident cat.

I am so sorry that I didn’t have more time to love you. I would have set aside much more time for you had I known you would be taken so soon. A week ago you were lying next to me at night. Tonight I don’t know where you are. I just want you to know I grieve mostly because I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. I would have held you and hugged you one last time and let you know how much you were loved and how much you would be missed. I have to believe that you know. We need some closure now. I can only pray that God has you in his arms and that you’re smiling down at your family.

We love you Betsy.
You have left us
but you will
never be forgotten.



21, Oct 2001