My First Baby


Year 2001

Terence was gone to work and I was at my friend Ellen’s house visiting for the day.  Ellen’s neighbor had a litter full of kittens and they were roaming all over the place.  They were adorable.

We were just getting settled into our base housing and adjusting to newlywed life.  Terence was often working 12 hour night shifts or gone to work.  I needed something to love and cuddle while he was away……so I brought one of these sweet kittens home with me.

I’m not sure how thrilled Terence was that I brought the cat home.  In fact I think he was probably upset with me, but back then he wanted his new wife to be happy so he let me keep her.  We named her Holly Branch.  Holly was the best kitty.  She reminded me of a rag doll.  She just would lay around and let you pet & cuddle her.  She was my first baby.

Holly and I were together while Terence was deployed in Iraq.  That cat made coming home every day better.  She was there to greet me and she slept right next to me every night.  She filled a void in my life at the time.

She would sleep right on my neck at night.  I remember waking up and she was practically smothering me with her kitty love.  I miss that cat sometimes because she was there when nobody else was……

So is God.

 He’s there for you when no one else is & He is there to fill that void.  Even when I don’t deserve it, He smothers me with his love and I always know I am special to Him.  I’m so far from perfect, yet He accepts me as I am and forgives me.  He will see me through this life when nobody else will.  He will not only fill that void, but change me and mold me.

Higher than the mountains that i face
Stronger than the power of the grave
constant in the trial and the change

One thing remains

Your love never fails
It never gives up
It never runs out on me

Because on and on and on and on it goes
It overwhelms and satisfies my soul
And I’ll never, ever, have to be afraid

One thing remains

In death
In life 
I’m confident and covered by the Power of Your great love

My dept is paid 
Theres nothing that can separate
My heart from Your great love



One thought on “My First Baby

  1. You know, I think I may have been at LRAFB when you and Terence were there. I was the property manager of the privatized housing on base from 2004-2007.

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