Friday, 23 September 2022

We Are All Exhausted #CaturdayArt

My art today was created with BeFunky using the Oil Painting DLX effect.
 
tabby cat art

And here is the original photo.

tabby cat


As you may know if you are regular reader and follower, it's been an exhausting and traumatic two months since my uncle John passed away in Sweden. It took a while for him to be sent back home (repatriated) to the UK.  Then we had to wait for the coroner to give the go ahead for the funeral. 

Well, on Monday 19th September, Uncle John got buried, the same day as the Queen. My mum left me at home for a few hours to go to the funeral with Granny and some of our relatives. I could see how stressed and worried she was before she left and that she was trying to hide it from me. I gave her long loving looks to calm her and she hugged and kissed me many times before she left. I knew that it would be a dreadfullly painful day for my Mum and Granny. I sat at home thinking of them both and sending purrs of love and comfort. 

As the chapel and cemetery are local, they arrived home in about two hours, both looking very drained and tired. But I could see that in some ways there was relief that they finally got to say goodbye. So yes, we are all 3 of us drained and exhausted from the tragedy of John's passing. I hear Mum saying life will never be the same again. Granny cries and keeps kissing her dear son's photo. I can only purr to heal my dear family xx

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man looking at the sky

tabby cat

17 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

There are really no words that anyone can say.
Just know that we understand, and grieve with you.
Hugs and purrs.

Brian said...

Very pretty sweet Athena. Purrs and hugs from all of us, it's been a tough journey for you all.

Cathy Keisha said...

Beautiful painting. Love the blue wall. It's my fave shade as it's the shade in my PetFinder pics. Comforting purrz on the rough couple of months.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Love and hugs to your mum and granny. I know you will have done a good job of comforting them.

CCL Wendy said...

As always, your art is impeccable and enhances your natural beauty purrfectly.

I am glad for you and your family that your Uncle John has finally been laid to rest. The long wait was so stressful; the culmination must be a great relief. Your Uncle John will always be with you in your hearts and minds. May he rest peacefully.

pilch92 said...

Beautiful art. I am glad your family could finally give their beloved brother/son a proper goodbye. I am so sorry they had to go through all this. No mother should ever have to bury a child. Just keep being your loving self and that will help them. Thank you for hosting. XO

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so sorry for your family's loss. Hopefully now that they were able to say a proper goodbye their hearts can begin to heal. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy from all of us here at ATCAD

The Florida Furkids said...

(((hugs))) to you and your Mom.

BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum said...

Mee-yow Miss Marie an Athena wee are furry sorry that Brothur John had to leeve....
Miss Marie you did beeuteefull artwerk with Athena'ss foto.
An Athena yore foto iss lovelee....just like you ARE!
~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You're such a wonderful comforter, sweet girl...

Kitties Blue said...

Athena, you do look as lovely as ever, but we can see you might need a nap. Mom and all of us are sending lots of prayers and purrs to your mum and granny. We know this must be a terrible time for them. We are certain it must be a bit of a relief to have John back home. Please take good care of them both, Athena. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

meowmeowmans said...

We can only imagine how exhausted all of you are, sweet friends. Please know we love you, and send gentle purrs and all good thoughts your way.

Little Binky and Granny said...

My heart aches while reading this, sweet Athena and Mary and the only comforting words we have for you now, is that one day you'll all be back together again and we hope you all find peace in your heart soon. I know the missing is the worst๐Ÿ˜ฟ Soft double Pawkisses for all of you๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž

The J-Cats said...

Athena, We send purrs and hugs to your Mummy and Granny. We hope now that Uncle John is buried, they can find some kind of closure.
We can see that you, too, are exhausted - but you look beautiful, as you always do.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

What a great photo and art piece! Athena, we are sad. Uncle John's passing was not an easy one for your family and the time and distance involved has been long and difficult. We are glad your family has you to help them through it all. The love your Uncle had for all of you is something that can never be taken away. Hold on to that and know that he is there with you always. We send you and your Mum and Grand Mum gentle paw pats and whisker kisses. Purrs (and Love) Marv and Mom

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Thank you so much for your comforting words.

We love you all xx

Gidget Blue Sky said...

hugs to yoo and yor mum