Monday, January 2

TWENTY-TWELVE

Happy TWENTY-TWELVE everyone!!

My kids are still out on Winter Break so aside from filling orders from my Etsy shoppe and The Pastry Pedestal™...
I've tried VERY hard not to be on the computer, in order to take advantage of time with them.

I've got so much to share...
and so much to say...
about 2011...
as well as the new year ahead of us...

I don't want to be rushed though.
You know I like for my posts to be heartfelt...
so as much as I want to hurry and post something...
you'll just need to be a little more patient with me until the kids are back in school.

While you are patiently awaiting regularly scheduled programming blogging...*wink*
Feast your eyes on these gorgeous "Pink Champagne" cake pops by the ever-so-talented Rosie from Sweetapolita!!





Wishing you all a very Healthy, Prosperous, Fulfilling, Happy, and Meaningful 2012!!


KEEPiNG iT REAL
Our holidays have involved some unexpected turn of events...
My daughter, Clara, volunteered to care for a rabbit over the Holiday Break - for one of her classes.
We're familiar with caring for rabbits since my other daughter, Ema, had one as a pet at one point.
(Not to mention having rescued and nursed back to health a wild baby rabbit several years ago).
After having the floppy-eared rabbit for 4 days...
we awoke one morning to find it had given birth to six babies. What!?
We had NO clue the bunny was pregnant.
The teacher was equally surprised when we called her to give her the news.
One of the babies was deceased. *frown*
So...
for the past two weeks...
We have been doting on the five remaining baby bunnies.
One of the five seemed quite small...
so we have been very concerned about it.
Even after holding the momma bunny on her back so the tiny baby could eat...
We ended up purchasing kitten milk...
and then goat milk to supplement the baby's diet.
We repeatedly used a warmer to elevate the baby's temperature each time we felt it needed it...

We knew nature would take its course...
and that despite every effort made...
there was the potential that it wouldn't work out the way we wanted.


Just before midnight last night...
Through tear-stained faces...
and following a very long night on New Year's Eve as well...
We lost the sweet little bunny.

Clara and I prayed...
hugged one other...
and just continued to cry together.
Heart-broken to lose the sweet little bunny...
and yet relieved to know it was no longer suffering.

I know it's just a bunny.
But our hearts ache for any of God's creations that suffer...
and ultimately pass from this life.

Definitely wasn't expecting THAT for the holidays!!
Not the way I wanted to spend the first day of the New Year.
I REALLY did not need to be riding THAT emotional roller coaster. *huge...huge sigh*

4 comments:

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop January 2, 2012 at 1:17 PM  

Happy New Year Jess!! You just keep enjoying those kids. We know what you have to share is worth the wait!!

ellen bessette,  January 3, 2012 at 10:24 PM  

Sorry to hear about the baby bunny. :( I've been taking care of my dog who has had two surgeries over the holidays and know the heartache of seeing an animal in pain. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers January 11, 2012 at 5:57 AM  

Ellen - I hope your dog is feeling/doing much better by now. What a way to spend your holidays...

Lisa...Thank you sweet girl!! And I was able to enjoy the kids...it went by too quickly though.

Heather...it was very sad. Definitely not something I was expecting to have to go through.

Thanks for your comments everyone!!

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