Lina, I too have been away for a few days, and have only just received the terrible news of Willow's passing. I am so horribly sorry, sweetheart...she was a rose.
You did everything you possibly could to help her, and everyone here knows that...sometimes horrible things happen for beautiful reasons - I believe that reason was so that God could call her home to Him early in life to become one of his special angels...and He chose YOU to be her angel in her earthly life.
Willow had experienced love beyond all measure...from you, your family, and from complete strangers on this forum. She feels that now, and is sending you cheek rubs and nose kisses from above, and is now full of more vitality and life than any of us can imagine.
For you, Willow:
All Winter Long the Willows Wait
(Music: The Huron Carol (Jesous Ahatonhia)
Sequenced by Barry Taylor
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon)
All winter long the willows wait,
Nor more nor less than willing,
Glad to be, but just a bit
Entropic in their chilling.
Life longs ever for rebirth,
Awake to its long sleep,
As willows need their leaves for breath,
Numb until they weep.
Do, then, winter well beneath
More blankets than you know,
Immense as any mustard seed,
Content to dream for now,
Holding in your arms a light
As Earth slides through its bitter night,
Ever doomed to bliss and blight
Lest things too easy go.
Take care of yourself, Lina. Right now, you should focus on you, and healing. It's so hard to lose someone you love, and time will help so much...just know how much Willow loves you too.