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A Year Ago Today … The story of Faith


It was a year ago today that I first saw your little face, ears, nose, toes … it was love. I saw your picture and said to your daddy, “I…

Two Years Ago Today …

You left ... and forgot to tell my heart how to go on without you ... As I sit here, tears in my eyes ... I can barely type the words ... they are stuck at the ends of my fingertips like the words catch in my throat. I can't believe it has been two years ... although it feels like an eternity since I saw your beautiful face, touched your soft fur or cuddled your sweet self. The pain and grief lives on like you left me only moments ago. *Sigh*

A Year Ago Today … Happy Birthday, Layla!

May 1 was always a big deal in our household. Why? It was Layla's birthday of course! We would celebrate with a doggie cake, ice cream, presents, singing and lots of snuggles! Today is May 1 ... Layla's birthday. She would have been 13 today ... Instead of picking up a doggie cake, going for ice cream, making cookies and opening endless amounts of presents, I am spending it at a cancer walk ... A walk to raise money to fund comparative oncology studies in humans and companion animals. I hope that during those 2-miles with my 20+ person team, that my broken heart can begin to mend. I will be holding my precious babies collar, my husband will carry her leash and my parents will be wearing one of her many bandanas around their arms. I will spend that 2-miles remembering Layla, NOT the cancer.

A Year Ago Today … Hope!


Hello Monday, I have been waiting for your return since Saturday afternoon. I woke up feeling excited, nervous, hopeful and worried all wrapped together into a knot that sat in…