In family/ Thankful Thursday

End of 2014

We ended 2014 on a very somber note with the loss of our precious dog, Lilly. She was like a family member and her absence has brought much pain and anguish.

Dearest Lilly,
I remember the day Connor and I brought you home. It was like you were always meant to be with us. You snuggled up to my growing belly carrying George, Winston and Ella. And I know they knew your bark before they even made it home to their cribs. I never thought I could miss that bark this much. You woke up and followed me to all Georgie’s feedings the first three weeks of his life before you finally gave it up and decided it was way too much work!

You were gentle with each of them as babies and no matter how much they would tug on your ears, shoo you off the couch, run you off my lap or pull on your tail – you gave nothing but love and sweetness in return.

Your excitement to see us after returning from a vacation, a trip to the grocery store or just a walk to the mailbox was so genuine and remarkable. I’ve never witnessed an animal capable of showing that much love. We were truly blessed to do life with you.

Our bed and our home aren’t the same without you sweet girl. I thank you with all my heart for the unconditional love and memories.

Love – all of us

Lamentations 3:32-33
For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness. For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men.

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