I’m only now discovering this, and I am in tears. Thank you for sharing your joy, your profound insight, and most importantly, your vulnerability.
In a single post, you have articulated the very connection I feel with Garth. A number of years ago, my mom dropped this five-pound puppy into my lap, as she thought I needed a hard lesson in caring for another creature. I’m so grateful for her resolve. The first months were challenging, but now, I can’t imagine my world without the little guy by my side.
I hope I’m not resurfacing the pain, but I want to let you know that this post is beautiful, touching, memorable, and so much more. Moving forward, when the clock strikes 3:18, I’m thinking of you, and I’m thinking of Billie.
If you ever want to chat, let me know.