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FAMILY LOVE...by b. Malin
The Family has come and gone, and now the Memories linger on. Like fresh morning Kisses to be remembered and shared with Lover Man. It's been a few Summers, we've had our trial runs, once or twice we all came undone...But we've all now learned, grown...They have their own "Space" in a house a few blocks away. When they come in "Fours" they stay with us for a weekend. But on their "Special Vacation Week", they rent a House closer to the Beach.
We've shared Meals, and Laughs, and the Beach, and the Surf, and the Sand...Where Love Messages are written for the world to see...and for Me to find, and Post.
"They" get messages from home about their "Crazy Cat" who at age five or so, has "Selective Friendships". The message that I have Posted is from the "Cat Sitter"...Which I thought was Priceless, and a good Laugh...if you weren't the Cat Sitter! Only recently, on my last visit to their home, "Boo" the Crazy Cat befriended ME. I had my hand on the chair in their Kitchen, she jumped up and nudged it...meaning I could pet her head...I hesitated, said a prayer, that I wouldn't lose it as I stroked her head ever so gently. "Wow, I thought, Boo likes me, she really likes me". (Thank you Sally Field, for that now Famous line, which I've altered a little).
The Week flew by for us, and yesterday, we took the Pictures, said our "Goodbyes" and then quietly watched as they drove away...It was Ok, it had been a Wonderful time.
On Sunday, before the rains came down, Lover Man and I walked up to the Board walk, and looked at the Ocean and the Beach, which was pretty deserted because of the weather. The Ocean called out "Where's the Family"? "They had to go home...Vacation time was over"...I answered. "Are you All right" it asked. "I'm fine, we're fine...We shared Family Love, and the "Vacation Message" was received today...They had a GREAT TIME, and "Felt the LOVE"...So Yes, I'm Truly Ok! Thank You for asking".