Face A Place

LR --5

When you face a place
you know without doubt
will lead to Heart break
you have two choices.
You can either succumb
to depression and despair
or you can accept what is
with a Calm and Peaceful Heart.
~~~~~~

No digital art.  Photograph seen as captured.

MF Macro Without Tripod Photography/ “Face A Place” July2016©AmyRose
@www. herladypinkrose.wordpress.com

Hello, dear friends.  Comments today will be open with no promises from me to answer them, for I do not know what this day shall bring.  Karma is definitely in his last stage of Precious Life and my role in his Life is to keep him happy, stable, and Loved as much as possible.

Tuesday I did manage to scoop Tee up in my arms to place in a carrier.  It went so smoothly that in looking back I now know he gave me his permission to do so.  He did not struggle, he did not fight.  From a cat who is wild and most times will not allow me to touch him, what happened literally left me saying, “Huh?”.  The sleepless nights I had tossing and turning trying to figure out how to do this … That ought to teach me to trust a bit more.  Easier said then done.

Anyways, his front leg was massively infected with puss that just poured out of it when lanced.  He was given the appropriate medications and fluids and today I have one very grateful Tee who knows we saved his Life.  Ah, but Life can be very good!!!

As for the rest of my fur babies, some are having problems that again I must solve in order to treat properly.  It is vitally important I stay calm about Karma so that all in this house who depend on me will remain calm as well.  My goal with Karma’s transition is to accept this as he has had a very beautiful Life with us, and now the Stars are calling him to go Home soon.  As with all of Life, there is birth and there is death.

PS  My new gravatar and picture on Petals was taken in our backyard (selfie) yesterday (7-6-16) to prove to all of you that I really am focused on staying in a very calm and Peaceful place.  As you can also see I am getting very tan.  Almost every day here has been sunny, with no rain, and I literally have been running the hose marathon with my gardens.  And even though I am hiking in a forest, the sun is so bright and hot, I have tanned while hiking.

77 thoughts on “Face A Place

    1. Carol, yes my strength is growing but I am so far out of my comfort zone (subject for another post) it is not even funny. I’ve been THINKING how much of my Life is out of my comfort zone lately, and here I am, it is pouring. Yet again this morning another situation slammed into our reality. I will not fall, I will not succumb to the devastating emotions that wish to bring me to that Lake of Tears. If that happens, those that depend on me will suffer. Thank you for being in my Life and your words of encouragement. Love, Amy ❤
      PS My eyes are an enigma. Even I look at them in astonishment at times. My Soul shines through, yet I see my Dad in them, as well as all I have travailed through. When I look at myself in the mirror with Love, I begin to tear up. Wow! ❤

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      1. Dearest Carol, you, YOU are the one that shines in my eyes. My eyes are swimming in tears over your sweet yet very powerful words. You have exactly what I am going to say in another post in a beautiful nutshell. In order for us to grow we MUST be out of our comfort zone. And boy oh boy am I ever OUT. I would LOVE a one way ticket to Easy Street right now. (smile) Care to join me? ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. You were right! I found it and I have replied. I’m so sorry it keeps sending you there. It keeps doing it to a few others, as well. I may have to get in touch with WordPress and sort it out! It’s driving me…umm… BATSHIT CRAZY!

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      2. LOL Thank YOU for the laugh!!! Perhaps my face is subject to scrutiny, and perhaps scandal? Is my face scary? Possessed? Is my nose in the wrong place? Gee, I do wonder why I keep getting sent to SPAM. What a bummer!!

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  1. Beautiful flower, dear Amy 😀
    It is always tough, when we know, it is soon time for them to leave to next place. I think, that you are doing the best, as you can by giving Karma all the love, as he need. He does also respond to me better now.
    I feel sure, that Tee knew, that you were doing the right to save his life, also for more pain, by bringing him to the vet, even he use to be more wild. Cats are so very wise Amy.
    Send you all, as I’m able to.
    Much love ❤ Irene

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    1. Karma is much more stable right now, Irene. Slowly he is able to eat more as well. I thank you so much for your assistance. I am taking this day by day. I am seeing a slow deterioration in movement and interest in Life. I pray I will know when the “time” comes to do right by him. Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Susan, I need this as well, in more ways than anyone here knows. I got slammed this morning with anothe situation, one that I just am not able to speak of right now. Life has been slamming both my husband and myself, with no room to breathe in between slams. I’m in shock at this moment, and yet, SO determined not to loose it because if I do, I will totally fall apart. And I mean totally. May God be with the both of us!! Love, Amy ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. Always amazing that you can get such great photos without the aid of a tripod or Photoshop. I’m sending good thoughts for you, your hubs and those kitties. Enjoy the good weather, Amy.

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    1. Thank you, Dan!! I’ve really been focusing on creating photo-art within the entire frame, not just the object that is the center of attention. Some effects I have gotten have me standing with my mouth open saying NO WAY! I just in fact did that last evening. And about what is happening here, I am doing my very best to give all the best of care and to keep myself calm. The slams just don’t seem to want to stop. Good grief!! It would be nice to be on smooth waters again! And the weather? HOT! I attempted to hike yesterday but turned around at the 2 mile mark (of all days I had my pedometer on to see how far I do hike) because I could not breathe. There just was no air. We’ve had no rain and it is official. We are in a drought. I could have told you that 2 months ago! I stood in a creek bed recently where there should have been at least 2-3 feet of water. Bone dry. Keeping my gardens watered has been a major undertaking. I’m doing it though! ❤

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  3. Beautiful picture. Been thinking of you and glad you were able to get Tee to the vet to drain the infection and also thinning of Karma. Nice selfie and you are getting tan. We have been fishing enough that I have gotten really tan, also. Hope Life gives you a break soon. Love you ❤ HUGS ❤

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    1. Kathy, I know I never did reply to your comment on the last post with comments open. I hope you understand. I’m glad you’ve been out fishing and yes being out on the water will get you a tan for sure. Life unfortunately is not stopping here, for we again got slammed just this morning with another situation. I refuse to give into the overwhelming emotions that want to drag me to The Lake of Tears because if I do go, I won’t be able to carry on here. Too many depend on me for their lives. Please keep both myself and my husband in your prayers. We truly are being tested. Love, Amy ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. Amy, my heart goes out to you. I have been dealing with a deal old pet who is ill and fading for the past year. All we can do is give care and comfort as much as possible. God cares for YOU! Shalom, Susan (Psalm 32: 20-22)

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    1. God bless you, Susan! Karma is not the only situation I am dealing with and to be truthful with you I honestly don’t know how I will walk through all of it. Yes it is so hard to watch someone you Love so much fade. I keep my prayers in my Heart for you. I understand how emotionally devastating it is to be doing what you are. BIG (((HUGS))) ❤ … I go now to read this Psalm. Thank you!!! ❤

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      1. God bless you, Susan. I know God never fails me, never! Perhaps all that needs to be addressed is being done so in a bunch to get them over with. Staying calm is my priority. ❤

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      2. Thank you, Susan. My camera and my art is what is helping me stay sane right now, and yes those flowers are where I meet God many times!!! ❤

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  5. Sending you hugs as you face the emotional mountains ahead. Although it is heartrending, your love and care for your fur babies blesses them when it is time to allow their release and transition. Strength, Love and Blessings, Amy. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Eliza. My Karma pulled through the crisis yet I do see how he is slowly transiting. Presently I have him in a comfortable place with the care and the treatments I give him. Every moment I have with him I cherish. Every one. Bless you for caring. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  6. When I am overwhelmed with life I find that when I go out into nature it replenishes my soul. It makes me feel calm and gives me strength to keep going.Just seeing your beautiful roses does the same too. Keep calm and carry on Amy.

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    1. Thank you, Raewyn. I am the same way. I also deliberately create or get busy cleaning. Even though I do not like to clean, once I start it brings great satisfaction to me to wash away the dirt. In fact, just today because it looks like rain, I’m finally going to get the shampooer out and do my rugs. My cats have had long enough to adjust to Prinny’s passing, so today, this human is going to have shampooed rugs again. Oh yay!!! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Van! I’m taking care of me as best as I know. I am determined not to fall apart for when I do, everything and everyone around me falls apart. No lie. Accepting what is far from easy to do, yet what is the point of giving into anger and being upset? Nope. Calm. That is where it is at! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  7. Amy, I just love your rose, it is incredible, almost as beautiful as you. I may try and paint it, with your permission? Thank you also for the reminder that even though life may throw curveballs at us, we have a choice of how we respond to them. You are a shining light, and keep on shining, my friend. Sending prayers and hugs for you and your husband and fur babies! 💜

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    1. Bless you, Laura, and I would be honored if you did paint this. When you do, please let me know for I really would LOVE to see it. I cherish your prayers and I thank you. Life has settled down after yesterday being one very challenging day. Thank goodness!!! This Mother’s Heart beats with a smile today knowing that all of my fur babies are having a good day!!! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. That’s so great to hear, Amy, very happy for this news. Enjoy the present moment, it’s really where the peace is, I find. Take good care of yourself and thank you for the permission. Roses are so hard but buds are a little more my speed. Hugs and peace!

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  8. Hi dear Amy, sending you and your fur babies lots and lots of love. Not many words from me as I have been coping with our house full of paws, and a new one outside in need of food. I do send you loving prayers often for all you do. Big kiss! Email me anytime or friend me at the pond..sunflower w. Take care sweet sister I know it isn’t easy. 💗❤️😇

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    1. Coping is a good word to use, Denise, for I know it well. I’ve been for weeks now not giving up on Karma by doing all I know and adding new knowledge in order to get him back to stable. Today marks the day he definitely turned around. I cannot express my relief nor how very very tired I am. My husband and I and even our Vet thought Karma was on his final phase of Life. We again combined allopathic, Homeopathy, and herbal treatments not knowing the outcome, but never the less, not giving up. Our efforts have been awarded!. Finally tonight I shall sleep good. I’ve gotten very broken sleep for weeks with one ear open for sounds of distress. That and waking up to check to see how Karma is doing. I pray your Life has not been as drastic for I know just how that amount of impact and stress can wear one down. Bless you for the offer of the email, dear One. Thank you!! May all under your roof be happy, healthy, and very Loved!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. After many weeks of putting every effort forth, learning new and combining what we know, we have pulled Karma from death’s door. Now to keep him stable. What a Teacher he has been on so many levels … how to cope with stress by staying calm, addressing health issues that if not done correctly will end with death, and just so much more. My brain and body are so tired right now it is a miracle I am managing this reply. Just wanted you to know how deeply I appreciated your comment when I read it. Bless you, Michael. These fur kids are truly my family. And I do NOT give up, even when things looks impossible. Love, Amy ❤

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      1. amy your heart knows what your heart knows…….let it flow.
        and get a great nights sleep, so your unconscious work invigorates you.
        Miles of smiles!!
        Michael

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  9. I am so glad you mentioned Karma in your sweet comments on my blog. I am very proud of you realizing how your calm, peaceful demeanor will keep the animal world surrounding you on “even keel.”
    Amy, my prayers are with a smooth and painless transition for your dear Karma. I am also glad you had the other Kitty’s paw lanced so infection is now gone and healing may begin.
    Many wishes and prayers sent up to the beautiful heavens for you and husband, along with fur-balls. ((Hugs!))

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    1. Bless you, dear friend. Keeping calm in the face of Heart break, is a far cry from easy, yet with conscious choice, is doable. Long thoughtful inner examination gave conclusive evidence that I desire Karma’s last phase of Life to be full of smiles and Love, NOT tears and worry. To obtain Calm, I must immerse myself in those things that comprise of my Comfort Zone, yet even when I do these things I find myself consumed sometimes with thoughts of Karma. It is a constant practice for me to stay in Calm, knowing that all of Life has two guarantees …. Life and death. And even then, death is only an illusion for Life continues onward. Deep reflections, Robin, that I share with you. Love, Amy ❤

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