Tuesday, January 19, 2010

An Unexpected Delay

This is not the post I intended to write today….but life got in the middle of things & here you have it.

It was an average day today until I got the news that our friend’s dog was hit by a car the other night & they had to make the incredibly painful choice to put him to sleep.  And as in all loss, my memory retreated to the last time I saw him.   I had just walked him a week ago.  He was just here.  I had just petted him & loved him & he was HERE! 

For some of you reading, you may not be dog lovers.  Not be the animal type on any level.  Not understand why it even brings me to tears while I write this.  But if you know me, you know that I LOVE animals.  And I love our friends!

To them, he was a part of their family.  He was present.  And sweet.  And goofy.  He was protection.  And love. 
He was comfort.

To their teenage kids, whom we adore, he was their companion.  For almost as long as they can remember he has been there when they got home.  Waited for them at the bottom of the stairs anticipating a pat on the head when they run out the door to another swim practice.  And even though they have other things to do on a Saturday night….and their teen ‘responsibilities’ get in the way, he was, in essence, more loved then most.  He was their friend.

In the rawness of the event, I didn’t get much detail.  Words didn’t come very easily.  Which, right now, is fine.  Because honestly, words weren’t coming easily for me either.  My heart breaks for them.  I feel their loss.  I understand their pain.  I know the silence their house has right now while trying to adjust.  And all I can do is pray that the pain will fade & that memories of him will be made beautiful for the time they were blessed to have him.

So thank you, Osso Solis, for allowing me the privilege of being in your presence, even for a short time.  For allowing simple abundance flow through your little puppy dog heart.  A long walk on any given day.  An afternoon nap on the back porch where sunshine engulfed your shiny black coat.  A crisp slab of bacon illegally provided to you by a loving hand under the breakfast table.  Simple love... from those that loved you SO much.

Please pray for peace for our friends right now as their hearts mend.


1 comment:

  1. Wow Tracy.. Nicely said, this was beautiful