So literally earlier this afternoon I was talking to C. about how I feel incredibly guilty about taking our beloved Nattie off of the background image of my blackberry. I accidentally reset it recently, then had to hurry up and find her photo again because I felt guilty.
Chloe, our niece, spent the night tonight.
She used my phone to call her Mom.
The phone with Nattie’s photo on it.
Care to hear our conversation?
Chloe: Aunt Ky… May I make a suggestion?
Me: Smiling. “Of course.”
Chloe continues: …we all know about the Nattie incident…
…well, sometimes it’s ok…to keep photos…of the people and animals we love and miss around us…in every room of our house…because then it’s easier to deal with it all…
…sometimes it might be better to NOT keep Nattie’s picture on your phone, because…well, it could make you sad a lot and you don’t need that.
Ah. I smiled. You’re right, Chlo. It’s ok to let go little by little.