This stunning red rose has been glowing for weeks. I first noticed it around the same time Cookie took a turn for the worse about two weeks ago. My eyes were immediately drawn to it, day in and day out. I couldn’t get over the color of it, how bright and big it is, the sole rose flowering in that particular garden.
I came to know it as the Cookie Rose for the more I looked at it the more it resembled Cookie. It was as though Mother showed me how truly special Cookie is and just for her, a very special rose chose to grow at the exact time Cookie began her transition. It is, two weeks later still glowing and fully formed, a very unique phenomena because roses to my knowledge don’t last that long at least not the variety this one is. I believe it is a Tea Rose but don’t quote me on that.
Cookie went HOME on Tuesday September 8, 2020. My heart directed me to have the Going Home Ceremony in our backyard. When Cookie passed, a persistent yet gentle wind came and embraced us, then a lull until a second persistent, gentle wind arrived moments later carrying Cookie’s Soul to the Light. Out loud I quietly said, “She is gone.”
Knowing her for over 17 years, she will be so so missed yet I know without a doubt, she is HOME. She was my Cooka-Mama, one of the strongest Souls I have ever met. She did not let go easily, which I knew she would not. Cookie out of all the cats I have ever known, was the most emotionally attached to me. There is a huge part of me so relieved that not only her suffering is over but she is no longer present in this messed up world.
I love you, Cookie. I told you and you understood. Together forever.
May 16, 2003-September 8, 2020
Photography/ “The Journey Home” /September 2020©AmyRose