The truth is – I sat down to write about gratitude – and to tell you how much I appreciate all of the wonderful people in our life. Because I do. I really do. But I’ve always believed in being transparent and authentic in life – and the truth is that it’s been a tough week at the Walker’s.
On Sunday we had to put down our beloved pug Belle and it has left a large absence in our life. She snorted louder than anyone, constantly barked and licked anything she could – but she was full of life…even in her hardest days towards the end. She was our perma puppy. Our absolutely insanely special dog. She was cross eyed and was my first sympathy purchase from a pet store almost 9 years ago. Her back has been ailing her for quite some time – and I’ve known for a long time now that her days were limited upon this earth but somehow it just doesn’t make it any easier. Losing a pet is hard. Really hard. A client of mine emailed me this morning and said that animals are the great loves of our life that love us on the good and bad days. It is so true.
They say that gratitude heals. Gratitude makes us happy. So – I’m trying. I’m trying really hard to find that place of thankfulness. And I know we will – and we will be grateful for the 9 wonderful years Belle snorted loudly through our house. So to our sweet Belle – we miss you tons. Just tons. There will never be another pug like you – that we know for sure.
May your week be filled with gratitude for the simple things around us – and all of the craziness that makes life so beautiful.
In gratitude and thanksgiving,
(pictured above: a photo of Katie and Belle in Moab 3 years ago on a family camping trip….)