This Week | Long Island Family Photographer

Its been a hard week. I didn't take any photos except for a couple at Lila's music class which I used for her weekly portrait. The house is very empty and quiet without Tallulah. Not that she was a loud cat, but she was very present. She was a people cat. If there were people home, Tallulah was right in the middle of the action. She loved people.  

So we are adjusting to being a pet-less household. This won't be forever, but for now we need a break. And we want to be sure to honor our time with Tallulah properly.  I miss her most in the mornings, and at night when I go to sleep. That was my one-on-one time with her. I miss feeling her furry body curled up next to mine in bed.

Everyone's messages and texts have been immensely comforting. My heart broke last Thursday and my friends and family are slowly helping to put the pieces back together. I am so grateful for all the love and support that everyone has shown. That little cat was so loved. 

My mom wrote this in an email to me last week, and I agree completely: "I have often thought that animals – especially our beloved pets, are our bridge to God.  They are so more perfect than we poor humans.  They give so much and ask for so little in return.  They see us at our worst and look at us only with the eyes of God.  They give us comfort and love when nothing, or no one else can." 

What pets give us is huge. What Tallulah brought to my life was huge. It'll be a while before the emptiness stops feeling so so empty, I think. 

Anyway, right on the heels of losing Tallulah I've come down with some nasty kind of cold/cough/flu thing that is kind of kicking my butt. I've barely left the house this week, so I can't promise I'll have any interesting photos to show you next week either. I'm hoping this bug takes a hike soon, though, because I have a two year old's birthday party to prepare for! 

I hope you all had a wonderful week. Thank you again for all the love.