This'll be my last post about this in this thread (we'll get back to non-sad stuff!)
The kitten decided to hang out with me for a while last night, and once she settled down for sleep, I took her in to my daughter... and a good thing, too, for eldest had been crying.
"Every time I wake up, I expect her to be there!"
"No, Callie! I miss her so much!"
I gave her the kitten, who immediately settled in to sleep with her, and when I got back to my bedroom, I found that my husband was crying, too. :(
The healing is going to take a while, but I know that this kitten is going to fill the hole in our hearts much faster than time alone would have.
Thanks for listening, all. My next post about this (assuming that I have nothing to respond to in here, of course) will be in the Furbabies thread.
I now return you to your regular D&E!