Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Saying Good Bye

It's been a long, sad week, and we're only on Wednesday. Not too promising.

I've actually been debating since yesterday whether to write anything at all. Do I keep it all inside, or get it out in the open? But in the interest of being real {not every day is sunshine and roses, after all}, and to help the healing process, I need to get it out.

We lost our dog yesterday.

Wow, that just doesn't even seem to begin to cover it.

Grizzly was a friend and family member for 12 years, and it's so hard to say good-bye. So much harder than I thought it would be. Jeremy and Grizzly were together longer than he and I have been together :) My girls haven't known life without him. One of Kameryn's first words was Grizzly. I didn't even think I was a "dog person" for pete's sakes!

Life is different. My heart hurts. And I am sad.

But I'll be back.

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22 comments :

Laura said...

Sorry for you loss. It is very hard to lose a pet.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Oh Liz! I am so sorry! I know for a lot of people, their pets become like family. I think it helps to let it out sometimes and share the not so rosy moments in life. I hope your week gets better fast! HUGS!

Jen said...

I am so sorry - I cried buckets when we lost our cat :(

Mama 2 three said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. It is so hard to lose a family pet. {{{{HUGS}}}}

Tiffany said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I truly am. I am glad you were transparent. Praying for your family.

mindy2780 said...

I am sorry for your loss. Pets are part of the family and losing one is always hard. {hugs}

Kristen said...

I am so sorry...of course it's something to write about. I can't imagine not having our dogs, and it makes me cry to think of anything happening to them. One of my good friends just lost her dog, and it was horrible for the whole family (she has 5 girls...).

I hope you'll find peace and rest in good memories of him as you adjust. :) *hugs*

MomBrose said...

Oh Liz, I'm so sorry. We lost one last year and I know how hard it is. I'm a dog person :D
Praying for you and your famly.

Becca said...

Oh I am so sorry for you & your family!!!

~Becca

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Oh Liz, I am so, so sorry. I know that losing a beloved pet is really losing a member of your family. I am so sorry. I'll be saying some prayers for all of you.

♥♥♥

Foursons said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Liz! I know our pets are members of the family and it hurts when they pass away. Big ((HUGS)) to all of you!

He & Me + 3 said...

OMGosh Liz...They are so part of the family and when they are not around anymore it hurts and there is an empty space. I totally get it. I will pray for your family. It is a very sad loss.
((hugs))
Mimi

{:miss v:} said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. It's awful when we lose our furry loved ones. I'll be praying for you.

Kasey Hunt said...

Sorry to hear that Liz. Hope your family is doing well!

Rachel Sue said...

I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is oh, so hard. Will keep you in our prayers. I hope it gets better quickly.

Miller Racing Family said...

Bless your heart. This past summer we lost our family dog so I know what you are going through. It is as though you have lost a family member. I think it is even harder as we think of all the moments with the kddos and the dog. We will be praying for your family!

Jenny said...

I am so sorry! I'm still missing my kitty we lost in February. It's amazing how much a pet can become like a family member.

I know it must be really hard on your girls, Abby still tells everyone she meets about losing Ditto.

I will keep you all in my thoughts as you grieve your furry friend.

jenjen said...

Oh Liz! I am so sorry to hear this. I can't imagine how sad you are. We love our dog so much - I will be so sad when that happens.

XOXO
Jen

Connie Weiss said...

I'm so sorry. HUGS!

Rhonda said...

Oh no Liz! We lost our scottie, "Buddy" last year and it was heart wrenching...mainly for me. I still miss Buddy!!!

I'm so sorry for you loss...hope the rest of the week brings you sunshine and rainbows in your life!

Nocona said...

I am so sorry. We had that happen back in September we lost our dog of 12 years. We had her before we had our children. It was kind of a piece of our lives before kids is gone. It is hard to explain it to little ones too.

Nicolasa said...

Oh no! I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a pet is a huge loss... they become family members. I 'll be thinking of you!

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