I'm taking the day off with my new lil one and so am very much into reading everyone's thoughts in this forum. Again, a safe haven after having taken the huge step in adopting on Friday. For some reason, it perplexes me as to why my friends and fam don't quite understand how difficult a decision this was for me. I do understand your looking for animals after your recent loss. Have read many posts in the past almost 2 years. There was this one guy whom had recently lost a dog and drove a gazillion miles to adopt his new found friend. I always thought how lucky he was in his ability to do that. He not too long ago checked in saying all was super well with them and it made me smile. I have also read and heard peeps whom adopt and ? it afterward. You get that it is not a replacement for your furbaby. I don't have an opinion one way or the other. I think it just depends on the person, their environment emotions, support etc. I would not try and sway you one way or another. Can only talk about my own experience. Can't tell u how many times I had a dog in my lap and truly was perspiring over the commitment. The impulse was to adopt..then I had to walk away. I guess I was a bit 'wishy washy' if u will about it all. My intuition was my compass. As my new lil one sleeps so much right now..it is very precious. I had forgotten in this time the responsibility. She is so worth it and as time goes on, I know we will fall into a routine. There we go again.more time, but it is true. Yes, if I could only have my Freckles back. There was a comfort and security in knowing what to expect. I have to remind myself that he and I had to make adjustments too. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I had to follow my inner guidance and this time it was more like all of the stars aligned perfectly so it was clear that it was my time to finally say yes. Am sure everyone has their own story so I am sharing with you my own. Freckles was a different time in my life and I miss that so the grief creeps in there too. This is my new life now and I am still in the growing pains of it all. That's why I continually have to remind myself to try and stay in the moment. Then I don't want to even hear that :-) Keeping you In My Thoughts and Prayers... Your heart will never lead you astray. :)
It is within this unexplored territory of my heart in which I weep from the depth of my soul. It is also at same, the fountain of Light in which I now dare to seek.