Tagged with grief

one year later

one year later

One year ago today, we said goodbye to our sweet baby boy. He passed away very suddenly, without any warning. The day before we lost him, he asked Mr. Phish for snuggles and greeted me at the door when I got home from work. That night, we sat on the couch and watched the Olympics … Continue reading

goodbye, sweet papa

goodbye, sweet papa

He was like the sun in our little solar system, and without him, we are unmoored, falling through space. Little Man (Mooster, Papa, Boppy, Little Buddy, Pooper)7.26.06 – 2.18.14

our sweet walter

our sweet walter

Today, my family said goodbye to our sweet boy Walter. He was 11. He was a such a sweet, sweet boy. A big, huge bundle of fur and energy and pure love and adoration. I was there the day my parents picked him up. The puppies were all in a pen together, and there were … Continue reading

the saddest anniversary, again

the saddest anniversary, again

Reposting from last year. Can’t believe it’s been two years since we lost him. * * * Today’s assignment is smile, and I couldn’t ask for a more perfect topic. This is my cousin, Cory. One year ago today, we lost him in the cold water of Branched Oak Lake. Just look at him. Who … Continue reading

lessons from a cross-stitch

Day 9: Messy When we lost my cousin Cory, it was the first time my siblings and I had experienced the untimely death of someone close to us. We had lost great-grandparents and great aunts and uncles, but no one young. No one our age. It hit us hard. I wrote about my own grief … Continue reading

beautiful and painful

Day 25: Heart A friend created this in memory of my wonderful cousin, Cory. My sister keeps it on her mantle as a reminder. He’s been gone for more than a year, and it is still so hard to understand. The verse in the middle says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves … Continue reading

another look

Day 30: Something that  makes you sad I have a soft heart. Especially when it comes to animals. Obviously, I’m over the moon for our three furkids, but I have a strong emotional reaction to animals in general. My heart breaks when I see an animal—any animal—hurting. Whether it’s  a deer on the side of … Continue reading