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Good bye Kiwi


Saturday, September 01, 2012

It's with a VERY heavy heart that I have to share that my son Jonathan's MOST loved bird, Kiwi, died today. And the tragedy of it all is that Jonathan was 'snuggling' with him while he was reading a book, fell asleep, rolled on Kiwi and he suffocated. Jonathan is a MESS with grief! And Mary is SO sad! Jonathan had told Mary [because she loved Kiwi probably as much as he did] that when he left for school that Kiwi would be her sole responsibility. She is in the tub soaking after a LONG cry in my arms. And, although Jonathan is 18, and TRYING to hold back the tears, I can see the red in his eyes from crying.

My DEAREST friend, Crystle from Texas, just sent me this beautiful picture that she framed of Jonathan's bird.



Here is another shot:



Thanks for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers tonight.
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GOURMETLOSER 10/24/2012 3:40AM

    SO so sorry to hear that news. Hope that Jonathan and Mary are both well recovered now.

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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 9/16/2012 10:29PM

    OMG! It is so hard to watch our child hurt so badly. I totally feel your pain. My eldest son had two boxers who were much like his best friends. He had them since 6th grade. When he was a senior in high school, he came home one day and didn't see Fitzer, the female boxer, run out to greet him. He ran over her. It was tragic, it took a long, long time for him to get over it, as much as he possibly ever can. I feel for your son and for you having to watch him be in pain. Just wanted you to know, I understand. So sorry. emoticon

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PAMAPPLE 9/14/2012 2:47PM

    Oh, Susan, I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon How special of Crystle to frame a picture of Kiwi and that you could show us here. Hope your kids are adjusting well to the loss. Sending emoticon to them as well.

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KATHYKIM 9/13/2012 10:05AM

    So sorry about Kiwi, and SO sorry for Jonathan - that is just so sad.
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SHASSYSUE2 9/10/2012 8:51AM

    Sending a big HUG your way!!! The grief of losing a pet, is just as real as losing a person you love, and don't let anyone tell you different... You are all in my thoughts and heart today!! HUGS!! Shannon

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/8/2012 10:53PM

    Beautiful photos! I hope to see Jean at next week's birthday party. God's love and compassion is with your kids. God would want to send them healing from their grief and I pray that their compassion is expressed in ways that would bring a smile on God's face. I'm confident that God smiles upon your family often!

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CANDOSUE52 9/8/2012 11:29AM

   
I'm so sorry....how sad!!

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TERRIJ7 9/7/2012 12:39PM

    That is SO hard! I'm sad for both of your kids. Losing a pet is difficult in any case, but when we feel responsible, it's just so much worse.

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SWIMLOVER 9/5/2012 8:59PM

  Susan, I just read your blog. I am so sorry about the loss of your son's bird. Pets are family. I will be praying for peace and comfort for your children. emoticon emoticon
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GRANDMA0627 9/5/2012 5:48PM

    Praying for comfort and peace for your children.

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    So sorry for your son's loss, thinking of all of u and sending hugs your way. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMAVISION 9/2/2012 6:53PM

    I am remembering your Jonathan & sweet Mary in prayer.

God bless them both with His unique peace & comfort during this most difficult time.

Ima



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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 9/2/2012 3:41PM

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RUNNINGOMA 9/2/2012 2:55PM

    So sorry! These times are sre hard. Prayers!

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GAYLLYNNE 9/2/2012 8:54AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. We love our little critters like little children. Hang in there, hopefully time will help you all heal.

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SAISHA100CJ 9/2/2012 7:22AM

    emoticon So sorry for your loss.

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ROZEEROZ1 9/2/2012 3:24AM

    It is hard to loose a pet. They are family members. I believe Jesus created pets so that we would be able to give and receive love. Jesus I lift Johnathon up before your throne of grace and ask that You minister to Him. Jesus, by accident Johnathon rolled over on his bird. Jesus, this is a hard thing for Johnathon to face. I pray in Your Name Jesus that You will lead and guide Johnathon through his mourning time. Please show Johnathon that You forgive Johnathon for his mistake. It was just that - it was a mistake. Surround Johnathon with Your powerful peace, grace, love and forgiveness so that he can forgive himself for making his mistake. I pray for Mary his sister and his Mom that you will lead them through their mourning time as well. I pray that you will lead them in ministry to each other and ministry to Johnathon. In Your Name Jesus I pray this Amen.
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FITANDFIFTY2 9/2/2012 2:40AM

    I am so very sorry for you loss of your awesome Pet!! Hugs to your family. He sure was beautiful ! emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/2/2012 2:26AM

    That is so sad. I have a Green Cheek Conure so I can imagine how hard this would be. I hope in time Jonathan can forgive himself. It was an accident. Hugs to you all! emoticon

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PAMNANGEL 9/2/2012 1:37AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/2/2012 1:01AM

    How sad!

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SAFETYSUE 9/2/2012 12:57AM

    They are so much a part of the family, the grief is the same!
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NITA-BERRY 9/2/2012 12:08AM

    So Sorry to hear. It is tough to lose a pet. We lost our bird - a conure - 20 years ago and our dog - a yellow lab - 7 years ago. I've always got "what ifs" as though they were my children. Turkey-bird loved slushes (yes he did) and bacon off Pa's hand. Yes, he was spoiled. And our Holly-dog loved Gramma best. Both pets disowned us when we went to hubby's parent's place!

So I will be remembering you in my prayers 'cause I know how hard it is.
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KADULAC 9/1/2012 11:45PM

    I'm so sorry about the bird. I know how you feel.

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SAL1512 9/1/2012 11:38PM

    So sorry for your loss.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/1/2012 11:06PM

    I am so sorry. I know how you feel. We had something similar happen years ago. One of our hamsters escaped in the night and got in bed with us and either my husband or I laid on it and it died. I will pray for your family.

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DUXGRL1 9/1/2012 10:38PM

    Oh, that's so sad!

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DIET_FRIEND 9/1/2012 10:30PM

    I bet it has been a hard day for your family to lose a beloved pet.

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KATIEGARCIA2 9/1/2012 10:21PM

  Beautiful bird!

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NANAGO1204 9/1/2012 10:20PM

    Oh...I am sorry you've lost your beautiful bird! It is difficult to lose a pet...our thoughts are with your family. emoticon

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JO88BAKO 9/1/2012 10:16PM

    What a pretty bird! I bet you gave it a great life, lucky Kiwi

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