*I took this picture of our sweet Maximus this morning.
Today was not an easy day. Not because of detoxing From Facebook, but because I took our 18 year old Siamese cat, Maximus, to be put to sleep.
We’ve all know for awhile that it was time for this, you just know in your heart. If you’ve been there with a pet, then you know what I’m talking about. They’re a part of your family, and it’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do.
Needless to say, my mind was on Maximus all day and not Facebook. I have friends who have shared their similar experiences on Facebook before. There’s nothing wrong with that. If I were active on it, I would have been doing the same.
This was something that affected our family in a sad way today. And I chose not to share it on social media, and that’s ok. Although I’m blogging about it, I feel that’s different. I’ve not had a “social media” audience today, and may not even have one or two people reading my blog, but that’s ok too. Writing is a way to express yourself through joy, pain, sorrow, hope, and encouragement. It’s part of the healing process.
Temptation did not overwhelm me today to check anyone’s status. And I survived. I did promise a friend to check out her “Live” video she had last night, (I watched the replay today) but I never wanted to see anything else.
I went to bed again last night without taking anything to help me sleep, and slept pretty good. I started one of my books I had bought yesterday, and enjoyed the calmness that surrounded me as I read.
I learned today, that you don’t have to share every sad moment in your life with a big audience. When you know that God is with you through those hard things that you have to face (like taking your animal to be put to sleep) He’s really the only audience you need.
Our Maximus was one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever known. We will miss him tremendously.