Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's About the Love...

When the phone rings at midnight it's never good news.  David's out of town and I was sure I was going to have to deal with some tragedy on my own. 

But that wasn't the case at all.

On the other end of the phone was my beautiful 27 year old daughter screaming with excitement that she's getting married!  Her boyfriend of 3+ years had proposed and "the ring is GORGEOUS, Mom!" 

My baby's getting married.  Back to Weight Watchers and lots of trips to California for wedding planning.

I was full of sappy sentimentality while driving out to the shelter.  I don't remember really driving out to the shelter - I must've been on autopilot.  I rescued 4 cats today - one of them named "Hartley" who is an ADORABLE black kitten.  Hartley isn't going to our rescue, but I was more than happy to rescue him for another rescue's volunteer.  It's always fun to meet other people who "get it".  Rescue can be so isolating.  Jill had a lovely room set up for him - fresh food, water, a cozy bed, a heater and lots of sunshine beaming through the window.  I wanted to stay and play with him too.  :)

I grabbed a 16 week old orange kitten for myself.  I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to name the little sweetie.  It's Mark Twain's 176th birthday today - maybe it should be "Huckleberry"!  I'm open for suggestions.  Nothing seems quite right - yet.

For tonight, I'll sit with my little orange guy, missing my sweetie and thinking about white dresses....

After all, it's about love, right?

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! What a nice late night call. And yep that ring IS gorgeous, holy smokes! All that wedding stuff makes me want to go back 6 years and do it again......on second thought..... I hope that beautiful news helped you shake off the "blah's" from the last few days.
Woohoo. Weddings and kitties!!!!! What could be better? Babies? Lol.

shannon said...

i read this post at least 3 times...sooo nice to see some good news! that ring is amazeballs! congrats to your whole family!

Renee said...

Kitten being named in honor of Mark Twain.... I think you gotta go with Pudd'nhead. LOL! (you know I'd do it, right?)

Congrats to your daughter!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the ones you love don't show it by handing over a giant rock. The morning after deciding to adopt my unwanted foster, I dreamt he stood in front of me and asked "Will you marry me?" I was so surprised I woke up. Some of us in cat rescue don't receive gifts or kudos for what we do, sometimes our loved ones are too far away to give us the love and presents we deserve, but we rely on the priceless gifts of loyalty, trust and companionship that a mere piece of carbon doesn't hold a candle to. Congrats, MOBTB (Mother of bride-to-be).

The High Priestess of the Cat Cult

Random Felines said...

Congrats to all of you!! That is great news...

Caroline said...

Congrats Beth! You'll make a smokin hot mother of the bride!

Dennie said...

Congradulations to your daughter!!
When is the weeding going to be?
It is a beautiful ring !!!
You have a ORANGE kitten.
You have come to the other side,,,,