We’ve left our momma cat alone for a couple of days, but today we climbed the ladder again and took a peek. We saw three beautiful little kittens and unfortunately one dead one. Of course, Mark wasn’t home and there was already a horrible stench so Kolya helped me get some work gloves and I had to take care of the business of death.
There’s the wonderful side of mothering where you get to experience the fullness of life with your children. And there’s the hard side of mothering when you have to help your kids understand that life isn’t always fair or sometimes it ends sooner than we like or understand.
Today was a bit of both for all of us. Part joy and part sadness. But as much as we mourned the death of one little kitty, we rejoiced with the three healthy ones that we are eager to hold and love on. Here are a couple of pictures we were able to snap.
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Oh those kittens are so cute! Our barn cat had 3 litters in the past 3 yrs and only a few made it. I aggre that it is a hard lesson to teach. Glad you were able to turn it into a teaching moment.
The kittens are adorable. I want to cuddle them!
How exciting to have kittens! This evening I was able to hold a tiny 8-week old baby (my youngest/last is 3 1/2 yrs old). That simply made my day! There is just something about cuddling baby anythings that just melt a mama’s heart. Well, almost any kind of baby. Ha.
Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving such an encouraging comment. My girlfriend and I are counting down the days ’til we will be leaving our kids with our husbands and heading to Grand Rapids next weekend! We are just about beside ourselves right now…as I’m sure so many other moms are as well.
Thank you and everyone else who does anything to enable us mamas to escape our everyday lives for a brief breather and rest.