Returning to Joy | Inspiration for Grieving the Loss of Your Cat
INSTEAD OF FLOWERS
I know grief - not because my life has been filled with sadness. On the contrary, it has been filled with love. Smoke was one of my life’s great loves.
My cat and best buddy for twenty-two years, she was also the most beloved treasure of my husband, Bill. Smoke witnessed the highs and lows of my life. When I lost Bill and Smoke, I lost my entire family.
Through my grief, I have learned that gratitude brings healing, and I hope this book helps you find both.
This book is dedicated to all the beautiful souls grieving a loss of any kind despite knowing that loss is an inevitable part of life.
May these words and images help you find joy, inspiration, and the courage to move forward in your journey.
As you do, I know that all the grief you feel will find a new and beautiful place to go.
"Ready this book was like snuggling up in a warm blanket after losing my sweet cat, Goldie. The simple thoughts and beautiful artwork helped me process my feelings of loss and loneliness, while remembering the good times we had together. Losing a pet can be tricky because you don’t always get the support and validation you need from those around you. This book gave me permission to feel and honor those feelings of grief and sadness, and I’m so grateful for that." - Steve R.