Sunday, August 17, 2008

Services for Violette

I'm going to let Mom take over today. She wants to tell you all about yesterday.


Violette meant so much to all of us. She brought joy to her family, and united many of us as friends, changing our lives forever. Her untimely death affected us all. The Cat Blogosphere came together as never before, allowing me to attend her funeral and provide comfort for her family. For that you all have my everlasting thanks.

The CB sent this lovely bouquet of flowers:
I worked all day Friday assembling the fabric squares into this quilt. Violette was laid to rest wrapped it, representing the love we all felt for her. The service was very moving. Everybody cried. Violette's casket was covered in the quilt I made for her during the funeral, an image I will never forget, and an honor which left me truly humbled.

64 comments:

Chesney Cats said...

Mom Lynne,
What a lovely quilt you made to wrap little Violette in all our love from the CB.
Sprout has touched so many lives in her 3 months on this earth. It is heartbreaking that she had to leave. She will always be remembered.

Hugs & Purrs,
ChesneyCats & Mama Rhonda

Brownie said...

Isn´t it incredible how do we unite fur a cause? YES IT IS!

Your mommy had also made a BEAUTIFUL quilt fur this ocassion :)

-BROWNIE AND STELLA

Moki said...

While many of us couldn't be there with you in person, I think we where all there with you and Sprout's family in spirit...

The quilt turned out even better than anything we could have imagined.

Kimo and Sabi said...

We is furry happy to see our quilt square made it on time - da whole quilt is beeyooteeful and such a wonderful gift of love. We are so happy you could attend da service and represent da CB. We is still leaking, but we know this will pass. Safe travels home - extend our hugs and purrs to Monte's fambly.

Ollie and his mom, Nikki said...

The CB is definitely a community that cares. Personally, it was an honor to play a small part in the efforts for you and Sprout's family.

The quilt is beautiful and a truly fitting tribute for the little angel.

Lots of love and purrs for a safe trip home.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

It's so nice that you could make it there to give Sprout's family some comfort...we are also glad that our love could be made into a quilt to wrap Violette in our love too.

Astrid, Kashim and Othello said...

words fail us again so we say thank you and send some more
(((((((hugs))))))

Kashim, Othello, Salome, Momma Astrid

Astrid, Kashim and Othello said...

words fail us again so we say thank you and send some more
(((((((hugs))))))

Kashim, Othello, Salome, Momma Astrid

Sweet Praline said...

Thank you so much for representing the cat blogger community through your attendance and the beautiful quilt. It will take us a long time to get over this one.

Pixel said...

I can not think of the right thing to say. I have typed a few times.
I now have the image of the funeral that you described and am speachless.
Have a safe flight home.

Pixel, samba and Mom Karen

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

So glad you are home safe....I want to leave you a big basket full of love and {({({(HUGS)})})}
from your Miss Peach

Princess AngelCake said...

I joined this wonderful community after little Sprout had gone to be an angel,but i have been so moved by the way everybody supported one another,like a true family.
I am very humbled to be here.

Carol,AngelCakes Momma.

Camie's Kitties said...

We know how hard this was for you and everyone. The quilt you made is beautiful. We hope you have a safe trip home.

(((Hugs)))

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Evie/VampyVictor said...

I also tried to type a few things but am lost for words. Your quilt and your idea of it are just beautiful, and to momma represent more than just a quilt.
We are sending much love and light. :)))
V-V

Daisy said...

The quilt is beautiful, and I am glad that in some small way, Sprout's family could feel the love and caring we all feel for them and little Sprout. Hugs to you.

Alexi said...

We are glad you were able to go and the quilt is more beautiful than we can express. Sprout meant so much to us and the way the CB comes together at these times is simply amazing. Blu Cat Man's eyes are leakin' somethin' fierce.

Alexi said...

By the way, please have a safe journey home!!

Parker said...

I am so glad that you were able to be there. I think that we were all there too in spirit. The quilt is beautiful.
Have a safe journey home.

Mickey said...

Thank you for doing the quilt so quickly and being there to represent us. The CB is a wonderfully supportive community and I am proud to be a part of it.
I am happy too that you were able to offer support to Tracey,Monty Q and the family.
((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))

Purrs Mickey,Georgia,Tillie & Nancy

Kikky said...

The CB's presence was definitely felt yesterday. I know I could feel them there. I had dream of baby Violette, in heaven, surrounded by our kitties who have passed. They were all purring and giving her smooches. It was as if they were saying "our mommies and daddies loved you, so we love you too".

Tiger Lily said...

Thank you for putting the quilt together and representing us at little Sprout's service.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Thank you so much for putting the quilt together for us so quickly! What a project of love! We know that is why you were chosed to be Sprout's Godmother. And the quilt that laid over little Sprout's casket...it brought chills and tears to us.

Have a very safe trip back home. All of us are so glad we could help get you there. We are indeed a great group. We are so glad we joined this fabulous group!

(((HUGS)))

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

We just came home to the very sad news about Violette. We are very sorry that we were not here to contribute to her quilt. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and all those who knew her, and they all have our deepest condolences.

Frostin said...

(((((HUGS)))))

Eric and Flynn said...
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Eric and Flynn said...

The quilt is beautiful. We thank you for being there on behalf of the whole of the Cat Blogosphere. We wish you a safe journey home.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

You are amazing to have been able to put together such a beautiful quilt while grieving as I know you were and are. Please know that I was thinking of all of you yesterday. I know that we were all with you in Spririt. We will miss our beloved little Sprout.

HotMBC said...

The quilt was amazing. The outpouring of love was amazing. The lakes of tears too. I'm glad I could be there with you.
Robyn

Alasandra said...

The quilt is lovely and I am sure it broght a measure of comfort to Sprouts' parents.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~Alasandra & The Cats

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

The quilt is beautiful.
Thank you...
(((((Hugs)))))

~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Purrageous Pirates said...

Oh my! Her quilt was so beautiful and I hope that the comfort I felt after seeing it and knowing that she is wrapped in such love is felt by everyone who is mourning our sweet Violette. Thank you for allowing all of us to be there in spirit and for providing such a tangable way for us to show our love to her and her family. I think I am doing a very poor job expressing how I feel but thank you Mom Lynne.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We can't adequately express our gratitude for including our love and prayers into your quilt. ♥

Forty Paws said...

The quilt you put together is beautiful and we're so glad that your original quilt wrapped the casket. How very humbling. Everyone in the CB was there with you. How very sad this happened.

Hugs, Us

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

That quilt is so very beautiful. You did a great job, Mom Lynne, in making such a lovely and special blanket to wrap Sweet Sprout's final bed. We are proud to be a part of the Cat Blogosphere (we are relieved to see our square made it in time) and to help comfort in some small way...
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Victor Tabbycat said...

The quilt turned out beautiful, of course. Thank you for sharing this post with us all, and representing us at the funeral. I feel so bad for Tracey, going through this. We add our hugs to the thousands being sent your way and to Monty's family.
Hugs and purrs,
Tabbymom Jen & Victor

The Meezers said...

Mom Lynne, the quilt is just the most gorgeous quilt ever. we knows you worked hours and hours on it and are so grateful that you were able to do this for all of us in the CB that could not attend sweet Sprout's funeral.

Sheri said...

That is a beautiful quilt. You did an amazing job. I can't imagine anything more fitting for such a special little girl. I am just amazed at what the CB has done for Violette's family. That just shows you what special people cat people are. I haven't seen anything like it before.

God Bless,

Sheri

Derby said...

Beautiful quilt, made with love and heartfelt caring. From all of the CB to all of Monty's family.

Have a safe trip home. Gotta go, mum's eyes are super leaky just now.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so glad you were able to be there. And what a lovely job you did on Sprout's quilt. We know she was wrapped in love.

Furkidsmom said...

That is a beautiful quilt. Thank you for being there to represent each and effury one of us.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Max said...

Oh wow...that quilt is very beautiful. At the risk of getting mushy...it just glows with the love you obviously put into it. Thank you for doing this.

Criz Lai said...

You have put in a lot of your time and effort in coming out with such a beautiful quilt for out Little Sprout. We are all very touched by your determination to get it ready for the funeral.

Thanks for doing everything on our behalf. We love you for that. Hugs and lots of kisses and purrs from Malaysia.

Criz & the J Family Kitties
http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

The quilt was a lovely tribute and gift to Violette and her fambly.

Lux said...

The quilt is so beautiful. We are glad you could be there at the service. {{{hugs}}}

Luxie & family

The Island Cats said...

It is wonderful to know that there are so many caring people in the world! The quilt is beautiful.

Wally, Ernie & Zoey
(and mom Sue)

Poppy Q said...

Thank you Lynne for the lovely quilt that I am sure was sewn with equal parts of love and tears. We are glad you could be there and thank you for posting about the service.

Poppy and Julie Q

goldenshade said...

That is so beautiful. We really don't know what else to say, it is overwhelming.

Thank You for your hard, loving work.

purrs Goldie, Shade and PM~ Danica

Team Tabby said...

The quilt is so beautiful, thank you for putting so much time and effort in to it and showing it to us.We appreciate it so much. We are glad you were able to attend Sprout's service too.
hugs from us.

Mindy, Moe & mom Nina

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Mom Lynne,
We haz some more water in our eyeballz. What a labor of love. We send you blessinz & tanks you fur bein' da support to Monty'z fambly durin' dis time of enormous loss.
We sendz you a zillion hugz today,
Dr Tweety

PB 'n J said...

Dear Mom Lynne,
Thank you for everything. Taking all of our love and making such a beautiful tribute to little Sprout. And taking care of Monty's family. We're glad you're home safe.
Purrs and {{{Hugs}}},
Pearl, Bert and Jake

cyclone cats! said...

Mom Lynne,
Thank you.
There's nothing else we can say right now.

All our love from Iowa,
The Cyclone Cats-
Dazey
Jesse
Conner Cloud
and Mom Jennifer

mog said...

That quilt was amazing, you really put a lot of love into it. And to have Sprout wrapped in it was so very touching. The CB is truly a magical place. Thank you for all you've done.

The Cat Realm said...

The quilt is so beautiful - she sure was wrapped up in love - her whole short life, and now in her last rest. We just wish she wouldn't have had to go....
Thank you for all...
The Cat Realm

Karen Jo said...

The quilt is very beautiful. Thank you for working so hard to make sure that Sprout could be wrapped in all our love for her final journey. A picture came to my mind, too. I saw Violette as a cherub flying above a herd of cats at the Rainbow Bridge, laughing and giggling while the cats played Thundering Herd of Elephants.

Aoise said...

Some things are impossible to put into words. That quilt needs no words. It just oozes love. Thankyou for all your hard work and making sure that so many were represented at Sprout's funeral. I am sure it will bring comfort to the family in the years ahead.

DEBRA said...

Mom Lynne
FANK you furr yur labor of love we will always be indebted to yoo furr all yoo did. Words fail to describe the beauty...

Purrs
Abby

China Cat said...

Such a beautiful labor of love for sweet Sprout. We are so glad that you were able to be at the service and we are sending over so many (((hugs))) to you.

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow
and Mom Teri

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh boy, Mom Lynne, you are so wonderful to work so hard to make sure that sweet Violette was laid to rest with all of the love that we felt for her. What a sad day.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Rossetti and Kirara said...

Thank you Mom Lynne,

We just wanted to stop by today and send you lots of hugs from us!!! and to thank you for all that you did for Sprout's family. Your quilt turned out purrfect, and we were very honored to be included. Thank you for representing all of us from the CB! and for posting about the service; we feel like we were there too. We know this is a very sad time for you... Thank you for finding the strength and time to help all of us find ways to send our love and support to Tracey and all of Violette's family.

soft purrs and headbutts to all ya'll,

Rossetti and Kirara
(and their Momma too)

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Hugs to all of you. You've been in our hearts all week.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Thank you for all that you did. Sprout's quilt is so beautiful, and touching. {{Hugs}} to all of you.

Angus Mhor said...

Thank you, so much, for being "all of us" while you were with Violette's family. I'm grateful that we were able to send you and very thankful to be a part of it. Please know that you were on all of our hearts. The quilt is such a testament to the CB and you did a fine job of assembling it. It looks beautiful.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Thank you for representing efurryone in the Cat Blogosphere and for your willingness to take on a difficult and painful task, Lynne.

DMM, the Feline Americans, and Jessica

Junior said...

What a beautiful quilt! You did a wonderful job putting that together so quickly!

Thank you!!!!!