Here’s to the Broken Ones…

Yesterday we re-lit Cookie’s pyre.
Out here, weather plays a huge factor in everything we do, and last weekend, when we lit her up, the wind came up, and it started to snow.
Keeping the fire burning was more dangerous than leaving her for another week.
Yesterday was a beautiful day.
Cool, but not cold.
No wind.
Quiet and serene.

Hubby pulled out the tiger torch, piled more wood on and around the pyre, poured a little gas for good measure, and lit her up.
Ahh, it was beautiful…for the brief moment before I remembered why we were having this fire.
πŸ˜₯

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Friends came out in the afternoon to lend some moral support, tell stories and remember our wonderful Girl.
Have I mentioned we have some incredible friends?
Yeah, we do. ❀
(I’m still hearing about the amazingness of the ribs that were brought out for us last week…Hubby is droolingly in love. πŸ˜‰ )

Go Cookie, go!

Last night the 3 of us decided a happier bonfire was needed, since it was such a nice night.
We warmed our dinner (home made soup and bread brought by the friends who visited earlier) on the fire, and had a few drinks.

Cookie

At one point Hubby, who has had a hell of time with this…
From his wife and Kid falling apart, to moving her body, doing a necropsy and building and tending the pyre…
As hard as this has been on me to lose her, it’s been as hard on him to deal with the aftermath…
No doubt, I am a Blessed woman to have him.
He’s given me a chance to fall apart and work towards putting myself back together, while having to do some pretty unpleasant things…

Last night, over a roaring bonfire, he stands up, and says:

“Here’s to the Broken Ones. Those horses who are lost until they are found by the Ones who will love them and help them heal.
Here’s to the Ones who find them, and hold tight until their love puts them back together again.”

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Hell yeah!
Here’s to the Broken Ones…

17 thoughts on “Here’s to the Broken Ones…

  1. kittiesblue says:

    What beautiful photos of Cookie. Your husband sounds amazing, thoughtful, caring and loving. You are lucky to have him at such a difficult time. Rest in Peace, sweet Cookie. You were well loved and will be forever. Purrs and prayers, Janet and Kitties Blue

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    • WolfSong says:

      I *am* very lucky to have him. I couldn’t imagine having to have dealt with this without him to lean on.
      Thank you for all your kind words and support this week. ❀

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  2. Comedy Plus says:

    Your husband is a wise man. I love what he said.

    More big healing hugs. β™₯

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    • WolfSong says:

      Thank you. ❀
      I love it too…and when it's time, I'm sure my heart will lead me to another broken brood mare who needs a soft place to land and people to love her.

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  3. Kathy Tedrowe says:

    To absent friends 🍷

    Sent from my very cool device.

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  4. thorn says:

    love and wisdom are yours in equal measure.

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  5. Honour to them.
    You honour them with tears and love.

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  6. Your husband is a wonderful man – this gave me goosebumps! Cheers to The Broken Ones

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  7. anne leueen says:

    Ah…..your husbands words brought tears to my eyes. I love the idea of the process you have gone through to send her on. It is like a wake. We live in a culture that denies death and grieving and it is so very important to grieve. So I applaud the farewell you have given her.

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    • WolfSong says:

      Thank you. ❀
      It has been very much like a wake…what a perfect way to describe this past week!
      Our land has a high water table, so we couldn't bury her, and I swore she would never leave here, that this was always going to be Home.
      So taking her body to the local dump wasn't an option.
      Creating a pyre just seemed so right.

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