Meghanm, Karen, DonnaLee, Barb, TxGuy & Leigh Thank you all for your happiness for Becky & me (& hubby too). Sorry I've been long in replying. Just been spending lots of time watching Becky grow, in playfulness, in love, in freedom. I found something special in each of your comments! Here's a few words to each of you!
Meghanm, I love the quote at the end of your reply, so touching, so true. It feels great to provide a home for one less fortunate than Tuffy.
Karen, I absolutely believe Tuffy is happy for me and for Becky too. As you said, it is a new chapter to the grieving process of Tuffy's loss. It feels full circle, and it is a good thing.
DonnaLee, Yes, happiness w/her is abundant and peace comes a little more each day. It's been a terribly long 5 months w/o my Little Man. All the awful, awful, hurt & non stop tears makes moments with Becky so sweet & rewarding. Barb,you are so right it is an "opening of the heart". You wrote once that, though you missed Ted so, it helped to have little Pip to hold and love during those times. I knew you were right and so glad the time has come for me too. It's sweet to talk to her about Tuffy and smile through the sadness. TxGuy, Tuffy taught me so much about loving deeply, all out, and with no reservations. I slowly realized that my grief of his loss, was also grief over losing the presence of that deep love in my life. Tuffy's "paw" pointed me in the direction of loving again, and a lesson in never giving up on love.
And last but definitely not least Leigh, Mary & Annie. Love you 3. You & I lost our "hearts" just days apart. Hearing about Mary & the love you two shared. Learning about Annie & the love you two have found. It's been a heck of a ride. Now I find myself laughing when I thought I would cry or crying when I meant to laugh! I think you get what I mean!
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Tuffy, My Puppy Love
June 20, 2005-July 26, 2010
Becky Leigh, Queen of my Heart
December 2010-November 10, 2015