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Tears for Meg.

Updated on July 14, 2014

Today's hub is filled with tears of sadness but also happiness.

I'm afraid we have had a very sad time as last Friday our kitten Meg was run over ,the driver didn't stop and she didn't survive. I found her outside the house. It was awful and Tabs her mum was lying by her side.

We buried her in the back garden and Dai's put a cross on with her name and we are going to plant some primroses there.

To cut a long story short we decided that it would be better not to leave Tabs on her own too long and if we were going to adopt another it would be better to do it sooner rather than later. Hence yesterday little 8 week old Jess joined our family.

Here follows my tribute to dear sweet Megan.

Tabatha and Meg when she was only 8 weeks old.
Tabatha and Meg when she was only 8 weeks old. | Source

Dear sweet Meg

such a tiny scrap;

I the chosen one

yes just my lap.

x

You filled our hearts

with love and joy;

So true your heart

free of any ploy.

x

You've left a gap

oh so deep;

Dear sweet Megan

memories we keep.

Tabs and Meg.
Tabs and Meg. | Source
Tabs and Meg.,
Tabs and Meg., | Source
Meg.
Meg. | Source

How the tears flowed

my heart did ache;

The callous actions

a heart so fake.

x

Tabs so mourned

her stance dejected;

Following my steps

her baby she wanted.

x

We then decided

there was only one way;

We knew what to do

to brighten her day.



Our Sweet Jess.

Jess asleep on Dai's lap.
Jess asleep on Dai's lap. | Source
Jess playing in the tunnel
Jess playing in the tunnel | Source
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Jess so sweet and has already found her own special place in our hearts.
Jess so sweet and has already found her own special place in our hearts. | Source
Tabs looking on in amazement. "What's going on and who is the new baby"??
Tabs looking on in amazement. "What's going on and who is the new baby"?? | Source

Yesterday saw us

adopting little Jess;

Such a sweetie

heartbeats sure bless.

x

What Tabs thought

we can only guess;

but soon accepted

dear little Jess.

x

Each family member

right from the start ;

find their own place

deep in my heart.

R I P Megan xxxxx

R I P our sweet Meg.
R I P our sweet Meg. | Source
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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A big hug for you, many sympathies and blessings.

      e

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Eric.

      Eddy.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh, Eddy my heart bleeds for dear sweet Meg. I remember when you first brought Mother and Daughter home. Tabs must be heartbroken. Hopefully, Tess will fill the void that Meg left behind.

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      leah 2 years ago

      Thats so lovely mam had tears in my Eyes reading that. R.I.P Meg xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Sha ;we are still devaststaed ;I don't know how people can be so callous ;it happened right outside our house but no one knocked to see who she belonged to. The only comfort I take is that its more than likely she died outright and didn't suffer. Yes Jess is helping and it seems as if she's always been here ;she's settled in so well. Tabs has accepted her and treats her just like she did Meg. Thank you again Sha and lots of love from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Aw thank you Leah ;I can't wait for you to see Jess either.Remember when Meg first saw you and she ran up to you straight away.it was only you and me she'd go to.

      I'll never forget Meg she was such a great character !!!I don't know when I'm next going to leave Tabs out ;thankfully Jess can't go out until she's had her vaccinations when she's about 14 weeks old . Love you loads Leah xxxxxxxxxxx

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      DJ Anderson 2 years ago

      Eddy, this is a beautiful tribute to Megan. Our pets are never truly gone

      from us. They live on in our love for them.

      Jess is a cutie. She looks like she is perfectly at home.

      Here's hoping little Jess will bring loads of love to your new home.

      DJ.

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      Lurana Brown 2 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Eddy, I'm so sorry about your precious kitten. My heart goes out to you all as you are grieving. Something similar happened to me...I was 4 years old and had a new kitten for only 2 weeks when it was run over in our driveway. I lost another cat years later who was also hit by a car (and I'm now an indoor-car-only person). New pets heal our hearts but of course do not fully replace the lost ones. I wish you much comfort and peace, and thank you for sharing your experience so beautifully here. Love, Lurana

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm sorry for your loss, Eddy. It is never easy losing a pet...they become such a part of our family. Hugs to you dear friend.

      billy

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      So, so sad. My heart goes out to you. When adding a new cat make sure to give extra attention to the established cat in the house, especially since she has encountered the loss of her baby. She is grieving and confused. What a blow for the entire family. I am so sorry.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      My friend Eiddwen, I am sorry for your loss but at least you adopted another one soon and Tabs took to Jess soon also. Jess even looks similar to Meg. I am sure close-up, and to the family, there are differences.

      Kevin

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      Heidi Thorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

      Oh, Eddy! I am soooooo sorry to hear about Meg. That is just heartbreaking. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to our beloved 4-legged kids. My thoughts are with you.

      Glad to hear that Jess has joined your family! All the best of luck with the new addition. She's adorable!

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Beautiful tribute Eddy. Living anywhere near a highway is risky and some cats take more chances than others. I had a beautiful gold cat I'd had for a couple years killed in the road and as many years ago as it was it is still such a sad memory. His name was Jerry and after that his brother Tom went to the woods and went wild and I only got to see him once after that and he had this veil eyed look that scared me to try and touch him but he did eat a bite and I think was there just to say hello or goodbye. Hope we all get to see our sweet animals again someday. Surely they came from God.

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      Dave 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Meg has has a wonderful tribute from you in those beautiful words. thinking of you and your family,and hoping that Jess will ease the pain and provide you with lots of happiness in the future.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is sad Eddy. It seems to be a regular occurrence over the last two weeks..hubbers pets being killed or dying. I must have read at least half a dozen similar hubs. I am so sorry to hear about poor Meg. I hope Jess brings some happiness and makes it easier for you all to cope. Tabs looks like two of our cats Phoebe and Fanny.. Good tribute hub and love your poetry as always.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Rest in peace, sweet Meg....

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      Tijani Achamlal 2 years ago from Morocco

      My sincere sympathy.I hope Jess will relieve your pain!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      We should put together an anthology of hub kitty poems. Jamie

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much DJ for your kind words.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Hi Lurana so many of us here can relate to this heartache and like you I think I will be an indoor cat person only too from now on. Thank you.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Billy.

      Eddy.

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      dreamermeg 2 years ago

      Sorry to hear about the loss of your kitten. They are so vulnerable to traffic! My sister's cat had to have a cage put on her leg and we had one, years ago that had a broken pelvis. Glad to see Jess has been accepted so quickly.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Oh how right you are FlourishAnyway, as we realise how confusing it all is for Tabs also. It's just like bringing a new baby home for the first time but for Tabs with heartache added also. Lots of love to you from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Yes you are correct Kevin they may look alike but there the similarity ends. thank you for your kind and caring comment too.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Heidi.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also for your support and like you I also believe that we will all meet up one day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Your caring thoughts so appreciated DAL.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also for your supportive comment John.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you breakfastpop.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Your comment so appreciated James.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      What a great idea Jamie I think we should indeed do this. Thank you so much for your kindness and acre.

      Eddy.

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      Janet Giessl 2 years ago from Georgia country

      Oh, I'm so sad to hear you lost Meg so tragically. You wrote a wonderful tribute to her. The new kitten Jess looks really cute. I hope Jess will help to ease the pain. Wish you all the best.

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      I'm so sorry about your loss. We lost a kitten once and it was devastating.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh Eddy i'm so sorry. Beautiful memories in photos. Jess is a lucky kitten. Cheers.

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      pandagirl754 2 years ago

      Your tribute is lovely. Jess will be another 'baby' for you all...and Meg will now be a fond memory not a sad one. She had a such a good life with you and Tabs too. Hoping Tabs and Jess become fast friends quickly...I am sure they will. Jess looks like a good part of the family already.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      What a sad time for you losing Meg so abruptly and in such a terrible way. I'm deeply sorry and can relate to your loss. Meg will live on in your heart and Jess has found the best home. Sending Tabs some strokes and hugs too.

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      Vicki L Hodges 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      That's a beautiful tribute. So sad that the mama was lying beside her. I'm glad you helped heal her heart--and yours, too!

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      So sorry for your lost. Eddy. I am a pet lover and I understand how devastating a loss is especially when you love them like family members.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sad to hear about your kitten and you have such lovely photos.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much DreamerMeg.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Your kind words so appreciated Janet.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      I know that so many can relate to this ologsinquito and thank you.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Ruby my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Your loyal support and care pandagirl mean the world.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you travmaj for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comment.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also Victoria.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      It is devastating but the support and care on here has to lift one's heart. lots of love for you too from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Devika.

      Eddy.

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      Stevie Cenko 2 years ago

      Thanks for making me cry first thing in the morning. So very sad and sorry to read this story about your poor little kitty cat.

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Eddy, So very, very sorry for your loss. RIP, sweet Meg. Your words are a beautiful tribute to her short but happy, love-filled life.

      Since we've lost our Finn boy this year, I have been terrified to let the girls out. I sometimes feel a twinge of guilt when they cry by the door, but I just can't do it.....

      Welcome to your sweet little Jess. What a beautiful addition to your home! xoxo

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. So sorry for your loss but glad it was overshadowed by happiness. Welcome to Jess from my Sid. Hugs and passing this sweet poetic story on.

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Oh, Eddy, it is so hard when we lose a beloved pet. I am so sorry for your loss. You have done a lovely tribute for Megan. Blessings on you all, including little Jess. Theresa

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of Meg, Eddy. It's horrible to lose a pet. I hope Jess settles into the family quickly and becomes good friends with Tabs.

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      moonlake 2 years ago from America

      So very sorry about your beautiful cat. It's so hard to lose a pet. Our daughter's name is Tabatha we call her Tabs.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      R.I.P Megan indeed!

      Much beauty here and I would say that you're done an excellent job. Such beautiful photos!

      Please accept my deepest empathy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Stevie.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      We all have our own experience with our pets some very similar this one is Randi. I haven't let Tabs out since and to be honest I don't know if I will. I always said I wouldn't have cat just in the house because I thought it was cruel but its more cruel what happened to meg. So at the moment she is a house cat. She never cries to go out and Meg always loved being out more than Tabs. Jess can't go out for a while until she's had all her vaccinations but again she may not go out then either . We shall see and thanks again Randi .

      Lots of love from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you sis and also thank you Sid .

      Your care and support always appreciated sis. Lots of love from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Theresa and here's to wishing you a great day. Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also Alicia my dear friend. Sending you loads of love also.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Well what a coincidence moonlake. Thank you for stopping by and for your care. lots of love coming your way from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much manatita your kind, caring and supportive comment means the world. Sending you also loads of love from my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      My pleasure.

      Charana and David, my Friends in Wales, go frequently for beach walks in Cardiff. I have visited it myself and of course the weather is fab now.

      You have my love - as I know that you have God's - always. Much peace.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Your kind and caring comment so appreciated manatita.

      Eddy.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Meg was a beauty and reminds me of my cat. We lost one of our cats in the same manner long ago. The neighbor said she was killed by a teenager speeding down our street. So sad indeed. But we, too, have happy memories. I know you cherished the time you had with Meg. Then more recently we lost our sweet Cookie, who was a Jack Russell terrier, who was run over by a UPS truck, but it was an accident and he did stop. He would always give her biscuits when he delivered a package.

      Hugs

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I am so sorry about Meg, but pleased that she has so much love with you, Dai, and Tabs.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Faith and your kindness and care so appreciated. lot of love to you from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Deb.

      Eddy

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      OMG. Sorry to have missed this, Eddy. Prayers for Meg. This happened with my daschund too.

      Yet, Meg had the most wonderful life with you and your family.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Michelle ; your kind and caring words so appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Oh me--so sorry that you all have had this experience of losing your little pet that way. I am thankful, though, that you could make the decision to get little Jess. She looks like a delightful kitten with a strong personality, maybe one who will grow up to be a protector of Tabs in her old age!

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much for stopping by RTalloni and your kind words are so greatly appreciated.

      Wishing you a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Big Dan 2 years ago

      Sorry about your kitty. Our Rosie had throat cancer and we lost her 6 months ago. We will see them again at the end of the rainbow bridge.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you tomdrilling for your kind and caring comment.

      Eddy.

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      Judy Specht 2 years ago from California

      Very difficult to lose a dear kitty. Glad to meet Jess. Blessings.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      thank you tirelesstraveller.

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      jandee 2 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Eddy hello,sorry I've been such a stranger on the site ,pleased to see you are well and writing. Now I have to tell you how sad your tiny little kittens death has made me feel ! Poor little baby,poor mummy lying close by, there with her. Long life to new baby,keep well,

      regards jandy..it was a lovely tribute from you..

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Jandee. Your kind words so appreciated.

      Eddy

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      இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 2 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

      Oh, poor dear Meg. It is so heartbreaking to lose a pet. They are members of the family. It is wonderful you have Jess to fill the ache. Beautiful tribute. Best wishes, Kim.

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