January 27th 2013 5:25 am
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I honor and celebrate you today, even more so than I already do! You have taught me so much....I am grateful we rescued each other. I am posting Sissy's tribute to you as it says it all....
Wanted to share Sissy's Tribute to me...she wrote in her diary!
I want you to know you are my hero. I know 1-28-2013 is a bittersweet day for you....even more so, without us here with you.I know how much you miss us..we miss you, too. I am ever so grateful you have Ivy Joy and Luna Rose to share your heart with...I always told you to keep loving others as it is what you do...I am always watching over you....All of us are...CheyAnne, Sugar, Jazzi, CK, Blackie, Skeeter, Beamer, all your angles and angel friends. You are surrounded by angels every minute of ever day....you always said, "my angels were fur" and you are right, mommy, we do!
I know you never thought you would be getting more injections on the 28th....23 years after your accident.....just keep on keepin on, mommy!
Mommy, you always told me it iwas important to reflect one's journey and remember what makes you who you are today. I am doing that for you....You are an amazing lady and I admire you more than you know. I can't help but have mixed feelings either. We are all so happy you are with us, and yet so sad because of your continual pain and daily struggles. It's hard for me to imagine it has been 23 years since the careless drunk driver hit you and changed your life forever. The person you were, "died", and when you came back to us, we were so thankful.
This is like another birthday, mommy!!! I love birthdays!!! We are partying at the Bridge today!!! We have to celebrate our journeys and challenges....right, that's you taught me and I am reminding you to honor your journey and be proud of what you have accomplished.
I know as you face your continual health decline, you get scared. I know one day your body will fail you and you will not be able to walk again. Your future is so uncertain....but I believe you are never alone as you have helped so many with failing bodies, including me....there will be others to care for you and appreciate your mind and spirit.
We admire you tenacity and strength. I know I was not a part of your life then....and neither was my daddy, but if things would have been different, our paths may never have crossed. I am so thankful to have you for my mommy and so proud of all you do and who you are despite what you go through daily.
We know this day makes you sad, and yet grateful to be alive. It is a day of total reflection. That's okay. It is a bittersweet day and you are entitled to have these feelings..................if we could make you better we would, but want you to know, we think you are perfect just as you are....and despite what happens, we will always be by your side watching over you from above.
An extra special thank you to my angel sister Jazzi and my sisters in spirit at the bridge, CheyAnne and Sugar, who laid in your hospital bed and stayed by your side and helped you walk again. They watched you endure pain and stuggles unimagineable to many.... I am glad I could be a part of what and who you are now..............you will always be my hero...today, I say thank you for being alive and WALKING into my life and heart forever!!! Thank you for taking care of me as my body failed and helping me find peace at the Bridge…thank you for letting me be and loving me for who I am!!!
May you find your own strength and courage to face life's obstacles and appreciate and celebrate the rewards.
Celebrating and honoring you, mommy.
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
- Maya Angelou"
Our hearts are forever connected by paws...I love you,
Sissy--Your Golden Angel
December 24th 2012 4:49 am
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Merry Christmas and Happy-Healthy New Year!!!
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace."
We love you all and thank you from the very depths of our hearts for the gifts of frienship...Our hearts are forever connected by paws.
Peace, Love and Light,
Ivy Joy and family
November 21st 2012 4:29 am
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I wanted to wish you a very special Thanksgiving Day! I know this has been a difficult year for many of us....and yet, we get through each day the best we can....we keep hope and realize that no matter what, we have each other for support…something to truly be thankful for.
Often we spend a majority of our time working so hard to overcome and deal with the bumps in the road of life that I like to get up on Thanksgiving morning and truly clear my mind allowing me to focus on only the good...the things I am thankful for. Although we try to do this on a daily basis, life can get in the way.
Interestingly enough, we have to also remember that some things which we consider to be "not so good" can still help us grow and become stronger....therefore, something to be thankful for. With most all experiences in life, we can find something to be thankful….we simply have to look and sometimes harder than others.
Today, as I celebrate Thanksgiving, I reflect on all that I am thankful for in my life....and my heart is over-flowing with an abundance of thankfulness.
There is too much for me to simply put into words to express my thankfulness, but I want you to know....how thankful I am for Dogster/Catster, My new forever home, community spirit, acceptance, valuable friendships and each of you.
As I count my many blessings, you are on top of my list.
Our hearts are connected by paws!
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
– Melody Beattie, bestselling author and journalist