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Junie Moon, 1999-2014

Junie Moon, 1999-2014

May 31, 2014
Photo from April 30, 2011

Junie is asleep beside me on the bed, and it's starting to get light outside now. I can just see deep blue cloud shapes out my window, but I wish it would stay dark this morning a while longer. I wish time could stand still and leave us at peace for a few hours more.

Junie's failing kidneys have finally shut down, and she is refusing all food and water. I suppose there's no clearer way she could tell me that it's time to let her go, but I was hoping to have her with me a couple more days, in her accustomed place by my side.

So the sun will be rising soon, and I'll need to face up to deciding what to do. I hope that my actions have told her that I love her every day of our life together, but I can't help but want to be able tell her that for a little while longer. It may be, though, that the best way I can tell her now is to let her go in peace. The sun will be rising soon.