Thursday, January 28, 2010

"52 Weeks" (Week 23) i am reminded

Forever In Blue Jeans

Carin over at "Forever in Blue Jeans" has been hosting "52 Weeks" for the past year. She has started a new theme called "Shoot Me" with the same premise which is for us moms to be in the picture(s) on a weekly basis and post about it. I'm still working on the former theme and encourage you to come along and give it a try.

After all of the sadness we've been going through this week, I had to post a really happy photo. That doggy had us wrapped around his little finger... or something like that. The love shared was mutual and plenty.

It's definitely "Remember Fletch" week on my blog. It's therapeutic.

Everything, just about everything, reminds us of Fletch. He was a part of almost all aspects of our lives. When we look out the window, we see passersby with their dogs and we're reminded.

When I get out of my van, I'm thinking, "I've gotta open the door and let Fletch out. I hope he doesn't chase another cat." Once again, I am reminded.

When I put my coat on, I'm wondering if Fletch will come running to me fully assuming that I'm taking him for a walk. Again, I am reminded.

And when it's bedtime and one or more kids are crying over their beloved dog,
I am reminded.

And... I am reminded, very thankfully, that God will see us through all of this. Thanks for listening.

16 comments:

Andrea said...

I thought about you today as the vet told me he is not sure how much time my elderly deaf cocker spaniel, Macy has....her heart murmur is worse and he feels the breast cancer coming back. He said, "I can't tell you when but it will happen." She is 16 years old and I should be thankful..I am thankful, but I will still miss her greatly when that times comes.
My prayers are with you,
andrea

Denise said...

Great photo of you all. I know this week is so hard for you, I'm glad you feel like you can share it all with us here. Sending hugs
xxx
Denise

McCrakensx4 said...

What a fun pic and a happy memory...I remember when we had to put my dog down...we were both 15...my mom got him 2 months before I was born so we grew up together..I remember all of the reminders...((hugs))

Darcie said...

We are here to listen for as long as you need to post about it. We just don't get over these things in a day, and I totally understand what you mean about it being therapeutic. Once again my friend...hugs!

Jules said...

Happy Times....

He & Me + 3 said...

Carol,

I have missed so much. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet puppy. Praying for you all. BEautiful picture!
Hugs,
Mimi

Erin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We lost a beloved cat a year and a half ago and we still miss him. Thanks for sharing a picture of your happier times.

Joyce said...

That's a sweet picture. I'm glad you can write about it all on your blog. Take care.

Diana said...

Great pic!! Thinking of you......

chili pepper said...

Carol,

What a great picture. I remember feeling so awful when I lost my bird. As you say everything I saw made me think of him and start crying all over again. But now that some time has passed I can laugh at the happy memories we had. I am sorry you must hurt now... but giving our heart to anyone or any pooch, will unfortunately mean hurting some, too.

Love you, friend!

Kat

christschild said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment! I'm so sorry about your loss...God will definately be with you during this time. He is a wonderful Father who takes care of us in our time of need.

God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Hope you have a blessed night.
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Pam said...

So hard...

Veronica said...

Hi Carol,

Just wanted to stop by to say hi and thanks for visiting me the other day!

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet puppy. I hope that things start getting a little easier for you all. Such a sweet picture!

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful photo. As I read your words I thought of the dogs I've loved and had to say goodbye too and the pain I felt in their loss. I draw my two maltese closer to me this moment as I read your words.

May GOD's comfort rest with your family as you think on the precious times with Fletcher.

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

What a great picture!!! I'm just so sorry. It's so hard to go through this loss. I pray that you all can enjoy precious times together remembering Fletcher.

heidi said...

to hear about the loss of your beloved dog. Prayers for your family and may you revel in the happiness and joy that he brought you through the years.