"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." - Unknown Author
Your loss of dear Chipper is only 3 days past. I don't remember much about the days, but I do remember the terrible pain. I once compared it to surgery with no anesthetic. You probably can't feel much else but the pain and you just want it to stop. Since it won't you want reassurance that it will get better. You said others say it will, but your heart hasn't grabbed hold of it yet. The heart can be pretty stubborn. In answer to your question, yes it does get better. I can tell you it does, but I cannot tell you when. But I do wish to encourage you, to assure you, that all is not lost. However much you hurt you are not alone. You have everyone here to share your sadness with. You can do what you fear you cannot. In other words you can heal. But chipperboy it is not going to happen overnight. Grief consists of many steps that must be taken one at a time. The number one thing a grieving person needs is to experience the grieving process. You must experience the hurt before the hope, the pain before the acceptance. Believe me there are many starts, stops and u-turns along the way. However if you meet it head on, one step at a time and keep in touch with others like yourself, there are brighter days. My precious dog Tuffy left me 6 months ago. He was only 5 yrs old. I had never given much thought to his passing. I thought we had years left. I had no idea how difficult this journey would be. Love, patience & wisdom from everyone here pulled me thru. While my words may not give you comfort at the moment, I hope at least they give you hope. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" - An Irish quote
May loving memories of your beloved Chipper warm you heart always.
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