Life Update: Loss, Love, few Looks

Updated: Aug 13, 2019

I never liked the idea of being a multi-hyphenate. But here we are- I’m 42 years old, halfway through 2019 and today I wear many hats. I’ve always worn many hats actually. And as of this year I’ve added yet another ‘hat’ to my head! I promise I’m sharing more on that below- but first I have to share that this is one of those posts I’ve been dreading to write. I’ve put it off for as long as I can, but I’ve been off this website for a few weeks now, and it’s time to share an update.

This summer has been a strange one. While there have been plenty of gifts that have come into my life, I can’t help but feel grief for the gifts that are no longer mine. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful dog Maggie. Maggie came into our lives 12 years ago- her story is long and runs deep. It is true what they say about rescue dogs ‘Who rescued who?’

Maggie came into our lives when we were grieving the loss of Ed’s mom, among other things. Our last 12 years with Maggie have felt extremely rich because of all the blessings, love and good times that she gave us. We believe she would have been 15 years old this December. 

Maggie in 2007, shortly after we adopted her. She had given birth to 12 puppies earlier that year.

She will always be remembered as my ‘pretty girl’, ‘girlfriend,’ ‘angel,’ ‘gorgeous girl’- she was all of those things. Right up until her last days her beauty still bowled over me. She had this tough girl elegance with an edge that made me feel so proud- as if I were somehow responsible for her disposition.