Our family saying goodbye to Little Belle
Every member of our family had their own way of saying goodbye to Little Belle, some of them didn’t come close to her, they observed from a distance or even stayed in another room. That was all okay, they can always make their own decisions and they knew what was best for them at that moment. And I knew that some had already said their goodbye earlier. The past few weeks (months actually) they were very well aware of what was going on with Belle and we communicated with each other about and with Belle to express our feelings and thoughts.
I am not able to write the whole story with each picture because of very deep emotions, so I will just give some short descriptions, but I think all the photos speak for themselves…
After Belle passed away, I sat all evening with her on the chair by the window. At one point, I felt it was the right time to give the others also the possibility to say their goodbyes to her. So, I knelt down on the floor, still holding my little girl (I couldn’t ‘let her go’ yet) and then this happened;
First, Lulu (who is blind) lay down next to us…
Then she came closer
Benji came closer from the other side:
Jessie watched from a distance:
And also Stefan preferred to watch from his spot:
Then, Emi, one of Belle’s closest friends, came very close, touching Belle:
All her expressions say enough…
Stefan is still watching us, thinking and feeling, processing…
I couldn’t believe that she was gone. I still can’t…
How are Little Belle’s sisters and brothers feeling now?
They are okay and I will try to write more about them soon.
Irene, Little Belle’s mom ♥
With Lulu, Jessie, Emi, Stefan, Benji, Simba, Tualek, Twix and Robert