Learning about Death

Figaro Amanda Sweetheart Areffi

Figaro Amanda Sweetheart Areffi
Figaro Amanda Sweetheart Areffi

Born February 14, 2014

Died May 26, 2016

On the night of May 25th Figaro had been sick, very sick for month.  I comforted him, gave him medicine and even bathed him (even though he didn’t want to).  In the middle of the night, I woke up and he was cold.  I couldn’t feel his heartbeat and I knew he was dead. Even though I was crying, I tried to do CPR but it didn’t work.  I scooped him up and went to my parent’s room and told them Figaro was gone.  My sister Bella was sad and crying but my brother Alex didn’t understand.

Later that morning, my Dad and I took Figaro’s body to Dr. Hanson’s office.  I told the doctor that I did everything I could to save him.  I held Figaro one last time and Dr. Hanson told me that I was a real good mother to him.  We left Dr. Hanson’s office and I felt very sad and alone for the first time. I kept thinking I would never see him again because he’s gone for good.   I have decided to record a lullaby for him.  I will record it and post it soon.

To Figaro I want to say: Figaro. My little Figaro. I love you with all my heart.  You have done wonders to make memories in my life.  You have brought be so much joy here.  I couldn’t possibly every thank you for these two years we spent together playing, drawing and giving noses (kitty kisses).  All of that is so special to me. I just want to let you know that I will love you forever.  I know you will always watch over me and I will miss waking up with you next to me everyday.  Somehow home isn’t home without you. I love you, my little Figaro Amanda Sweetheart Areffi.  Love Kennedy Athena Areffi

From Bella to Figaro: Figaro now you are a guardian angel who will protect me from bad dreams.  I love you and miss you so much my little angel kitty.  I will keep your toys safe for you.  I love you xoxo Bella Areffi

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