A New Day

The new day dawns.

Stretching out before us with a fresh chance to step forward and make of it what we will.

forestbeachloop137And how will we live this new day? Will it be for others, or will it be for ourselves alone?

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Blog-Osprey56Reach out for greater understanding or cling in fear to the safe world we already know?

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Marmee’s Home

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Marmee was ever not a part of our family and our home.

We found her at the local rescue. They had her isolated for over a long time due to recurrent bouts of the sniffles, so no one had really gotten a chance to meet her.

This was the photo I first saw of her online.

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She was looking straight at me, and I fell in love with her.

When we met her, she hopped up on my lap and literally tried to crawl inside my stomach like a baby kangaroo.

But when we brought her home, it took a long while for Marmee to learn to trust us, to relax.

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The steps were small, but little by little she came to know that we were her family. You could almost see her beginning to realize that she didn’t need to be scared anymore. That she could let go of the bad memories, let in the good ones.

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That this was the family she had always wanted and longed for.

The family that was going to allow her to be her sweet, loving self.

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The family that was going to love her right back.

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Yes indeed, our sweet girl is home. And she knows that Monday, and every day, is Marmee day!

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Thanks for visiting me (and Marmee) here at Images of Cape Cod.

Sally

Maggie Mae

Six years ago today, we said goodbye to our Maggie Mae.

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I still have not been able to write about this sweet girl, around whom our lives orbited for nearly 15 years.

She was the inspiration and the soul of my hat business. Ever present, all-knowing.

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At once Queen and prankster…

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The very best nap partner you could ever want…

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She was my heart, and she filled our lives with a spirit and personality that was bigger than life.

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And she will be with me, for always always…

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We miss you, Maggie Mae.