Karen Rose Smith and Zoie Joy...
|Karen Rose Smith|
As we get older, our lives become filled with anniversary dates. I try to find positive ways to deal with those anniversary dates and holidays and when I miss someone I love. June has one of those anniversary dates for me--my parents' anniversary.
When I was growing up, I always had a cat. My mom cuddled them. My dad tolerated them. But he knew how much I loved each one we befriended over the years. So when I got married, it was natural to have a cat or two. We have two now who are eleven years old. We hadn't expected to bring any more into our lifestyle. After all, don't we all know our place? Aren't our lives settled the way they are?
We named her Zoie Joy. Zoie after a character in one of my books who runs away to find bliss...and Joy because that's what this kitten has brought us.
And yes, I believe my parents sent us this little gift because we needed to remember that life isn't just about routine and busyness--but about those unexpected joys.
Karen Rose Smith
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