Dear friends of Ministry of Animals,
I’m David, Rev. Lizzie’s husband. I am devastatingly sad to tell you that she passed of a cruelly aggressive cancer on June 15. She was diagnosed on April 8 – it was that fast. We’re blessed that she did not suffer – she just shut down.
Creating these nightly posts was one of the most profound joys of her life. She’d be inspired by something during the day – mostly animal-related but not always – and meditate on it, using ink and paper, that evening. She’d accompany it with a spontaneous and yet exquisitely-crafted poem – another of her great gifts. If you’ve been following her over the years, you can clearly see how her skills grew and became even more expressive. She loved this work, and sharing it with you.
I’ll be keeping the blog open for awhile, so her archives can still be explored and enjoyed. I’m planning to compile some of the art and poetry into a book (but as you can imagine, there’s a LOT to catalog). I just want to thank all of you for finding Lizzie and sharing her messages. She truly was a beloved individual, and the world is lessened by her passing.