June 29, 2009

The Day The Horsies Moved Away

You would think that all of our reading and training on the topic of "loss" would have prepared us for a day like today. Nope. And what makes it even more difficult is that I know this is just a preview of what's to come when we really begin talking with Ash about his first loss. These are "just" horsies, she was his mom. Sammy and Dagie (the horsies), and Jigby and Rusty (the goats) were loaded into a trailer and moved to their new home today, a whole exit further north on the expressway - no longer part of the breakfast routine (we sing "Good Mooooorning Horsies!!!") and no longer part of the bedtime routine (I love you horsies, nye nye). I'm stuck in a hotel way too many miles away so daddy covered this one, and we think he understands that he'll still be able to visit his best friends in the entire universe from time to time, but my heart is absolutely breaking for him because I know he understands. He gets that they're not going to be there in the morning and that thought is absolutely crushing my heart. We'll miss you Sammy, Dagie, Rusty, and Jigby. We love you!

8 comments:

Jill said...

You made me cry! Poor Ash!

beards said...

crushing. i'm super sad. that last picture is killing me!

Barbara said...

Oh God, you're killing me. That last shot is tragic. Poor Ash.

Gamma! said...

I'll be on the next flight out Ash. I'm so sad for you and just want to cuddle your sadness away. I'm praying some new really friendly neighbors move in, with more horsies and goats! I love you Ashton xx00 Gamma

Gamma! said...

P.S. I hear chocolate milk from Starbucks helps make everything better :)

Katy said...

This little photo-essay says it all. It's too much. Too sad. Too cute.

courtney rose said...

Those pictures break my heart. Sweet, sweet boy. I'm hugging you from afar.

SO SAD!

stephanie said...

This hurts me too much for a lot of words.

Hugs sweet, Ash.