Posted Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Thank you Theodore,
You are right the last couple of months were quite intense. Mom was on hospice and the process, though somewhat speedy for cancer, was quite traumatic. My sister and I took care of her and if nothing else she knew how much we love her. This has just been so hard and so very painful. We certainly did not get her started in time and though I was so hopeful, it just wasn't soon enough. She did not eat well the majority of her 73 years and she lived with serious, chronic stress.
Another heart breaking incident happened after her passing, my longtime pet companion (I am much closer to my dogs than most people!) passed 12 days later. I had had Bosco for 13 years and he was considered my love sponge. So between the care, the declines and the passings of 2 souls I love and miss terribly I am afraid I have not been good company at all.
I now am trying to grieve but start making some better decisions for myself. Though I did not eat meat or dairy during this time, my fat intake did increase and my daily walks stopped with Bosco's decline. My heart is just so sad.
My sister took me out and about and now I have a puppy. Brody, (puppy) is fun, playful but most of all loving and he is helping me put my life back in order. I look forward to the day his shots are complete and we can begin our walks about town.
Thank you again for your kind words about my influence on this forum and I will try to live up to them.
Always offer kindness and a soft word to the beings around you; You do not know their journey. Your words can be the hug they need or the shove that breaks them.