Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays to all my Blogger Friends!
The uploaded picture was one that we took right before Thanksgiving. We had it put on Christmas cards that arrived the day we took Jezebel to the vet for her biopsy. I opened them several hours after we lost her. Then, I lost it.
All the same, I think the picture (that is her on the right) captures her sweet personality, perfectly. I don't recall if she was hoping for a treat but it wouldn't have mattered if she got a treat or a smile. She was the most loving dog you can imagine and utterly connected to her family. When you look at her, you can't believe she was sick. And I don't believe she felt sick, either.
I am grateful I can remind myself that even though we lost her way too soon, she didn't suffer; she left feeling like she had control of her life; she was confident of her place in the world; and she knew that all the people she loved, loved her back. But for the timing, she had a perfect life and a perfect death.
And now I will cry, some more.
Husband is supposed to be home in time for Christmas! I'll have to drive nearly an hour and a half to pick him up, tonight, but maybe Evelyn and I can check out the Christmas lights on the way. It is a nonstop flight so that diminishes the likelihood that he will get stuck in Chicago or some icy, lonely place for Christmas.
Say a special prayer for travelers.
I'm off to straighten the house, finish wrapping a few presents, and maybe work on Jezebel's quilt. Hold your loved ones close and say a prayer of gratitude for all you have, all you've lost and all the blessings yet in store.