Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Paw Prints.

"But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan."-C.S. Lewis {The Last Battle, Chronicles of Narnia}

I first started a blog in 2008, after my parents were in a horrible car accident.  You can go here to start at the first post and begin reading the whole story.  The blog was mainly a way for me to update everyone with the day to day progress of my parents.  Then the more I typed, the more I began to heal. My parents are better and only a few lingering problems remain since that fateful day on December 8, 2008. 

Sadly, a week ago tornadoes ripped through our town of Tuscaloosa, AL and now April 27, 2011 will be another one of those days I will never forget. I am sure you have all seen images and footage by now, so I'll save you the pain of having to see it again. Needless to say, words and photos do not describe what happened here until you see it first hand.  My husband's Aunt and Uncle lost their home in Pleasant Grove, AL and what I saw there I will never forget.

I have a hard time going back to "normal."  I have the Mr., Kitty Lynn, a roof over my head, power, cable and internet access.  I thought I would attempt to do what I did in 2008 and allow the blog to help me heal again from the emotional trauma that we were a part of.

I needed something that was lighthearted today.  I realized the two things that makes everyone smile are children and pets. 

This is Atticus. He lives next door and was in the basement during the storm. He is safe and has already gone home for the summer. He is the nicest cat ever. Kitty Lynn hates him.  Normally, Atticus is a fluffy Persian.   However, he got a haircut recently. I wish you could see his tail in the photo. It seriously looks just like a lion's tail!

Hey, maybe I could redesign that funny cat's haircut into some cute calling cards for a little girl.  Instead of a cat with a haircut, why don't we just go ahead and create some lions.

I actually created this just days before the storm for one of my friend's daughters.  I can't wait to get them all printed out and ship them her way!


christen said...

these are so stinking cute! love them! I'm gonna be working on a lion card in the near future too. seriously, we always see each other :)


Heather said...

Aww how cute! Glad you've stayed safe.