Monday, August 28, 2017


 It's been two weeks today since we said goodbye to our Miss Mollie Brown. day has run into another and if I didn't have to get up in the morning, well, I didn't.  I've lived in my pajamas for more hours than I can say and have cried more tears than I ever thought I could.

Our grief has been raw.
Those of you who have experienced loss of any kind will understand our hurting hearts.  There is no balm that can soothe or heal our brokenness and we understand that only time will help us move forward without Mollie's physical presence in our lives.
A few days after her passing we received a little box with her ashes and a pair of paper imprints of her very tiny front paws.  As I turned the cards over and over in my hands I realized that way back in 2003 she had stolen away my heart and the very essence of her will continue to live there for all my days.

I'm beyond grateful for that.

Fourteen years, seven months and seven days.  

So thankful for all those moments with our beautiful doggie...

And for God's GRACE.

His wonderful, unmerited favor has made breathing in and out possible.

Today I am going to attempt to return to the real world.  Two new things have entered into our lives and both are keeping me on my toes.

I will share more soon.

Thank you all for you blog and Facebook comments.  I'm overwhelmed by the kindness and love shown to Steve and I.  




Jen said...

I've been where you are now 3 times in my life. As painful as it was the joy those pups gave me still warms my heart to this day.
One day at a time.
Take care
Jeannette xo

Theresa said...

Praying as you travel down this road without your little angel:( HUGS and PRAYERS coming your way!

Mouse said...

Awwww , it is never easy to let go of such a wonderful companion, been there seen and been the same as you ...and I still cry for my past furbabies even now .... sending (((hugs))) your way love mouse xxxxx

Phyllis said...

Thoughts and prayers for peace.

Sandy said...

I just cannot imagine how it must feel. We will find out someday tho, because a fur baby has stolen our heart too.

Rose L said...

Our pets are so much more than that. They are a bit of our lives, love and growing. So much is gained from having one in your life. You always can cherish the memories.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
Yes, I know that raw grief and it can linger for years...
Your Miss Mollie Brown was such a cutie and her eyes did look right into one's soul.
That's my impression that God sends us little Angels in many shapes, they're with us for a reason.
Well, I got another bike but I did insist, against Pieter's will..., that the wicker basket from my beloved Mauzie is being put on the back rack again.
Those memories never fade.
Praying for all those people and their pets and farm animals in Texas and Louisiana.
It is unbearable to think that our fur babies would have to face such danger.
Sending you healing hugs,

Jeannie B. said...

Rebecca, I am so sorry! Only other pet owner understand how much love we can have for them. Jeannie

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness. . I am sorry. I feel your heartache. I lost my little girl on August 1st. She was also 14 and she gave me the most wonderful 14 years. Take care. : (

Diane said...

Hi Rebecca
Remember me? Diane? Haven't been on here in years and was so sad to read this. My heart goes out to you dear.
I got on here looking for your recipe for the stuff to save images that you have transferred to fabric. I used to use it all the time but now can't remember one ingredient that goes in it! I am using my phone and I don't see a menu or a way to search so hoping you can share a link to your recipe. Hoping your 💓 has healed a little.
With love

Junkchiccottage said...

I have been there with you this year too with the loss of our sweet little lug of love we adopted. I know how hard and harsh that loss can be. I am sorry and sending you a hug. All I can offer with being through this a few times that time does not take away the loss and pain but it has a way of making it more tolerable. I wish that for you.

Jilly said...

Hi there Rebecca, I just wondered how you are doing? Big ❤hugs❤

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