1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
This beautiful verse comes to mind on this last day of 2009. I can't say that this was a terrible year because this year started with the birth of our son, Jackson. Jackson has made me a better mother, wife and friend. Jackson is truly a blessing from above. Today on the last day of 2009 my family and I are faced with a decision about our kitty, Mr. Sweetie. Mr. Sweetie came to us in March of this year. He came to us from a tough background and we welcomed him into our home. He has been wonderful with Jackson and the kids. Most importantly he made his way into Greg's heart. Greg and Mr. Sweetie have been the best of friends. Today, Mr. Sweetie is very sick and the cost to care for him may run between $3,000-$5,000. This is an expense we cannot afford. My heart breaks to have to make a difficult decision.