There's a song I think about every time I hear "nothing stays the same." It's by Patty Loveless, and it's called How Can I Help You Say Goodbye. Life definitely changes. I have a tough time living in the present. It's hard not to fall back into the past or worry about the future.
She will be missed. There is a freedom with her passing as well. She was a diabetic cat which meant she needed needles morning and night. She was also only fond of my mother and I so one of us always had to be around to give her the needles.
Mom had surgery in the fall so I have been doing the needles each day and with her arthritis I was also carrying her 18 pound self up and down the stairs. It was worth it though. She was a dear.
We have been giggling over her antics.
She will rest in the backyard. Being a feral cat, born in the backyard, she will return there... always with us.