His spirit, energy, and love encircled me. The hug my soul had been crying for!
Around 7 am Friday morning, I went to sit by Tuffy's grave. I'd been going through a really rough time last couple of days. Just couldn't "imagine life without him" rough time.
The sun was bright. A perfect fall morning. His final resting place is in our backyard, beneath the canopy of a huge, old elm tree. I set on the ground, opened my mind, and closed my eyes. Embraced peace, let sadness out.
After 1/2 hour I felt calm enough to talk to him. I had planned to speak out loud to him, instead of just in my mind. All the time I'd been there, leaves had been raining down all around me, but never on me. I told him I loved and missed him. Next I said, Tuffy I decided since you can't come to me, I'd go to you and here I am.
Within seconds, a leaf fell and on my shoulder came to rest. It didn’t land lightly, but was more like a quick "tap".
Turning my face to the heavens above,
I said, "Thank you Tuffy for sending your love".
Though to this earth he is no longer tied,
In his "spiritual heart" we are still side by side
Tuffy's "Leaf of Love"
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