“When it rains, it pours.” There is so much truth to that saying. We’ve been feeling it ever since we lost Sheba two weeks ago. It seems like there’s been one foolish thing after another dragging me further down at every turn. You know how little things can pile on top of big things, magnifying them more than they deserve.
I needed to find some sunshine and rainbows (even the real sunshine has been sadly scarce here lately). There’s a reason they call the place pets go to after passing “The Rainbow Bridge”. Rainbows bring thoughts of hope, happier times, love and luck.
Today I am thankful for the rainbows that have been in our lives following the emotional storms of the last two weeks. The love and support we’ve received during our sad time has been so comforting. I am thankful for family, friends, and the comments from so many people who care, met through this blog and social media, some whom I’ve never even met in person, but have become true friends.
The other day when I got home from work with one of those annoyances weighing on my mind, I received a package in the mail, and this is what was in it, along with a sympathy card.
The thoughtfulness and love of a long distance friend were exactly what I needed that day. It brought tears and a smile all at the same time. I will cherish that necklace. Our friend Sue has suffered her own devastating losses recently, yet she still so often thinks of others.
I am thankful for everyone I’ve met through this blog and for all the lovely words, thoughts, wishes and support we’ve received after Sheba’s loss, and during her illness. I’ve tried to reply to many comments but I’m still working on that; it’s hard. Knowing so many other people enjoyed Sheba, and that sharing her life brought smiles to other faces; and tears at her passing, that is what I’m most thankful for.
Thank you to each and every one of you that has been here for us, in whatever way. That is what gets us through these tough times; it’s one of the treasures at the end of the rainbow.
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