Thanksgiving was bittersweet.

It was wonderful to hug my father and mother and feel the squeeze of LOVE from both of them in my childhood home.  My brother and sister in law were there also.  Little Ralph came running like crazy outside when we pulled in the driveway, and hopped in the mini-van as we were getting out, as if he was looking for something, which He NEVER has done before.  He hopped in the front door and went to the passenger side where I had just been, but was already out of the car.  When he saw me from the window, he jumped out of the driver side  and he attacked me with kisses (as if Gerry had commissioned him to do so), upon my arrival.  At least that’s how it felt.  I was surprised by his excited reaction to see me.  Maybe he was just glad I didn’t have that “big dog” with me.  Regardless, i was glad for dog attention.  My mother spoiled all of us with our favorite dishes and I feel blessed once again to have a family to go to, and share with David.  I found myself choking up or getting bleary eyed at times, but mostly it was a good visit without too many tears.

About danielle

I am a rescue mom and school teacher. Gerry came to me from Texas, after he “failed” as a hunting dog. He had NOT had an easy life. I was three years divorced, and we saved each other. Last week I learned he has osteosarcoma. Our world feels upside down…while everyone else is right side up.

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2 Responses to Thanksgiving was bittersweet.

  1. benny55 says:

    Geez, getting a bit teary eyed with this post and that sweet snapshot with the lovely sentiment. Very sweet.
    I’m so glad you were surrounded by your loving family and a lot of TLC. I do believe Ralph felt Gerry’s presence and that’s why he got so excited! Ralph knew Gerry was riding right by your side in the car on the way to your parents! And make no mistake a abput it, Ralph was excited to see you and David too 🙂

    Gerry had hismown feast at the Bridge will all his pals! Lots of turkey and gravy, some mashed potatoes smothered in butter, and pumpkin pie loaded with whip cream! They can eat anything all day long at the Bridge and never get a tummy ache or gain weight! They each have their very own sofa to nap on after their big feast! 🙂

    Lpts of hugs
    Auntie Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. jerry says:

    I’m sure Gerry had a paw in making sure that Little Ralph gave you all those smooches. With so much love surrounding you, it would be hard to feel sorrow. Gerry was certainly watching and smiling knowing that his mamma knew exactly what “Thanksgiving” meant. xoxo

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