Gulp! Wow, I had no intention of having my blog offline for so long. I keep telling myself that I am going to catch up on the 50 million posts that I have yet to write about the girls and all the things that they have been up to but we have been staying so busy and I also am in the process of redesigning this blog and hope to have that knocked out after the July 4th holiday. If you are still coming over here to read this blog, thank you for being so loyal reader and I really am a horrible blogger lately. I promise I will be back after the holiday. Have a wonderful 4th of July!
A few weeks ago I asked Aidan’s mommy if I could photograph him and fortunately she said yes! It was wonderful to spend time with both Aidan and his mom and I could not ask for better neigbors, they really are one of the nicest families I have ever met.
Today the girls and I had lunch at the mall, rode the Carousel and visited the Easter Bunny. The girls could not wait to give him a big hug and tell him how excited they are for him to bring them their baskets on Easter morning. This year I realized just how grown-up the girls are getting and how very sad it is making me. The girls look so big on the Easter Bunny’s lap this year. Samantha and Sofia both recently had growth spurts and now they are approximately 42 inches tall (Sofia is taller than Samantha by just a hair) and Sofia is 36 lbs., while Samantha is 39 lbs. I am sad thinking about how it has been almost 5 and 3 years since we brought our beautiful girls home and how the girls will probably think that sitting on the Easter Bunny’s lap in a few years will be way uncool. I cherish the fact that right now they are still little girls that love to sing loud and dance crazy and are not yet embarrassed by John and I. Childhood passes by way too quickly but John and I truly cherish every single bit of it with our daughters. In approximately a month Samantha is going to turn 6 years old. Gosh, where has the time gone? She was just 3 years 4 mos. when we brought her home and now she is turning 6 years old in a month…wow.
Sadly, John had to take Nullsy to the vet to be put down today. We decided it would be the humane thing to do since the tumor on her belly had doubled in size. Also, she was starting to have trouble standing and practically blind and not eating. She was the best dog ever and we will never forget her. Rest in peace sweet girl and thank you for being such a wonderful member of our family.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent; Her eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….