I traveled the 70 mile trip to Bear River; long overdue. I finally had the chance to give my girl the resting place that she deserves. Replacing a stack of rocks, holding her place all these months, while the earth settled and then froze with winter, with a beautiful blooming Ruby Candle. Giving her a settled place, where she can finally rest easy without worry of prying paws.
There is so much life in that little park, it just feels so right, because I know that her little soul is running and playing with so many other creatures that have been taken back by the earth.
And after my last goodbyes were said, and my eyes had dried, I began the trip back home. The sky became dark, and my headlights were the only thing guiding me home, or so I thought. I don’t think I really understood how great the universe really is, until I saw that light in the sky. Taking my breath away, the most beautiful shooting star I’ve ever seen in my life, lit up the sky in front of me, and just burned and burned. My brain told me it was just a far away ball of fire, finally exploding, but my heart, my heart knew. Zoe. Finally able to rest easy, with that mountain of rocks finally lifted. She could finally be lifted. I, am finally able to feel closure between us. She will forever be with me, will forever be my little zee, and I won’t ever quit missing her, but it stinks a little less now. I know she’s okay; I’m okay.