So, its been… pretty vacant here. I know. Basically I’ve been struggling to come to terms with some pretty crappy stuff that happened in August. If this comes out jumbled – I’m sorry. Just read it and forgive me.
On August 11, this beautiful woman left us. My Great Aunt Winnie. (Pronounced Whiney – her full name is Edwina.) The woman who helped raise my mother, who was like a grandmother to me, who cheered us up, cheered us on and had the warmest, most-loving smile. Her sickness came on quickly and then just – wouldn’t stop. So, after a month in the hospital – we were just praying for her to finally get some peace. She was SO full of life always. So happy, cheerful and hilarious. I never in a million years would have guessed that she wouldn’t be here, wouldn’t meet my sister’s baby, wouldn’t see Jack (who dear LORD she loved! She smiled more for him that last day than me! lol! But she was always a little bit of a flirt, even at 83) walk me down the aisle, wouldn’t tell me how beautiful I am as a bride and feel my future baby’s kicks from my bellys and hold them while they smiled at her. There are some people in your life that come across immortal. Like life will never ever get the best of them. She was one and it made it so much harder on our family. RIP Aunt Winnie – We love you and miss you.
And then…. On the morning of August 13th, Steel was hit by a truck and the injuries were far to horrible for him to have any quality of life. After rushing him to the emergency vet, we made the (right) choice to put him to sleep. If you read this blog, you know how much we loved/love him. You know he was practically our child. I have cried, screamed, and literally been numb over this. I have been putting off coming to this place, my home on the web, because I have Colorado left to write about – all the pictures to go through which he was in… It will be hard but at least getting this out will make it a little easier. Other reasons are pushing me to post this though, to make that final announcement, and move along. I’ve made a place for Great Dane Love in my header, so he will always be there. Just like he is in our hearts.
That’s all I’ve got. </3,