“You know someone is very special to you when days just don’t seem right without them.” – John Cena
“Real value isn’t in what you own, drive, wear or live. The greater value is found in love and life, health and strength, friends and family!” – T. D. Jakes
*Photo disclaimer – this is not Vivienne, my six-pound powerhouse of a dog.
After a dinner break with family this evening, I had to get back to work. The reality is I spend 12-14 hours each day working and that is not a complaint – it is a choice and something I love to do. I’m sure to schedule breaks for a stretch, some fetch time with my fur-baby and the such, but tonight I was reminded of something.
Even after the dinner break. Even after quality time with my fur-baby and undivided attention from my parents and I, it just wasn’t enough for her.
Now granted, my little fur-wonder is spoiled in all upper case letters – SPOILED. I used to say loved, but she is spoiled. I admit it and take full responsibility. We all do, everyone in my family. But can we help it?! NO!
I do think about what a long day it is for her, sleeping with short play breaks, while she stays by my side – loyally. Continue reading “What our loved ones really want.”
“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” – Deb Caletti
I know there are people that think of pets as, well, pets.
We hear it often. “It’s only a dog.” “Cats don’t require attention.”
Maybe they purchased one. Maybe they rescued one. Maybe they inherited one. Continue reading “Pets are family, too.”
As I wrap up preparations for tomorrow’s – well, now today’s given the hour – Thanksgiving celebration, I am flooded with wonderful memories from my childhood.
My grandmother would rise at 3AM to put the turkey in the oven. I don’t think I should say ‘rise’, because I’m not sure she ever slept. I’d inherited her ability to get an hour or two of sleep and function at full capacity, but sadly outgrew it.Continue reading “Thanksgiving eve.”
The most selfless and wonderful human being – my Dad! Wishing you a day as special as you are. Happy birthday, with love!
How we miss you and wish we could share your birthday with you today. Sending this message straight to heaven, with all of our love.
“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” – Eva Burrows