I have to go back to work today for the first time since Orbit passed away. Today will be the first day my wife will be home alone- truly alone.
She reminded me this morning that every time I've been away- at work, traveling to see the grandchildren, work conferences- Orbit was always here to keep her company. Our apartment is very small, but Orbit filled the place with, well, Orbit.
There are still reminders everywhere. I don't know which is worse, keeping those reminders around, or removing everything in an attempt to ease the pain of missing him.
We are overwhelmed with the number of kind words, purrs and prayers and sweet remembrances we've received for Orbit.
I'm not quite ready to retire Orbit's blog. I've had a few posts queued up, and want to share just a few more things, and I know he'd want me to. I can't keep it going forever without his input and direction, so I realize it's only a matter of time.
I will try my hardest not to beat this into the ground.
We miss him more than we'll ever be able to express. It's crazy how much of an impact such a small creature can have on two very sad people.