“Teach your children well…”

It’s been six months since I HAD to let you go. I hope you are having the time of your life chasing deer up above.  Mommy’s just waiting for the snow to stop surprising us so I can plant some perennials  and jazz up OUR spot.  I miss you, boy.  I miss your beautiful eyes staring at me as if I knew something you didn’t; I miss your scent, and your kisses the most!  We all miss your love SO much.  I won’t replace you, until you send me someone.

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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7 Responses to “Teach your children well…”

  1. Misty says:

    Tell me it gets easier?
    I am still going through the motions.
    Its only been since 12/26/17 since I lost my best little dog.

    • danielle says:

      It does. It does get easier…bit by bit. True love doesn’t just fade away, it’s the sunrise and sunset of each day. Keep reminding yourself how blessed you were to have your baby….that’s my best advice.

  2. dobemom says:

    Thinking of you and feeling your pain….perhaps don’t think of it as “replacing” Gerry, for you will NEVER replace him. Rather think of it as adding a new friend, someone to make you smile and feel whole again. And it is ok to smile and feel whole again – when the time is right for you. I think it was Sally who made the observation that if you never got/wanted another dog, Gerry would think he’d done something wrong for you to feel you didn’t want another dog in your life. It is so very hard to say goodbye to our soul mates, and it takes courage to open your heart again. And as I look at the tiny devil that came to live with us after Nitro left us, I can tell you it’s worth it to bring love home again. Wishing you peace….

    Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

    • danielle says:

      You’re right, I picked the wrong verb, as like you said, I know he is irreplaceable. I would be doing any other dog a disservice if I expected of him/her, what love Gerry brought me. They will have their own unique style,like your tiny devil, to crawl into the crevices of my heart. My heart just isn’t ready still, and I think I’m making a wise choice by waiting. This being said, I suppose my brain has a bigger mouth than my heart, because living with holes in it is a difficult way to live.

  3. jerry says:

    Those milestones are so heavy when we realize how fast time goes without our heart dog to care for every day. We send you lots of love and hugs on his angelversary.

    P.S. Gerry knows he can never be replaced, but I have no doubt he is also wise enough to send you a dog who will teach you new lessons about life. In time, but not until he knows you are ready.

  4. paws120 says:

    I love your poster. I was just recently mentioning something of that nature in another forum. A teacher with her class saw one of our tripawds and the kids asked questions. The teacher seemed so kind to take the time and talk to them. That is what it’s all about. Kids learn from what they see others do, not necessarily what people tell them should be.

    Big hugs

    • danielle says:

      I wanted to bring Gerry to school last year, but by that time, I didn’t think he was well enough….and I didn’t want him to be scared with the crowds. MY class alone, would have been a perfect visit. They all knew him from photos and stories I couldn’t help but tell. They begged me to bring him in, but ADMINISTRATION wouldn’t approve. I would have to do it in a park near the school, and by the time summer came around, I didn’t want to make the trip. Thank you for sharing your story.

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