I am sorry for your loss and for your pain. Only time has the answer as to when the pain will lessen. No it never goes away, but with time it changes its personality as well as its effect on our hearts. I learned with Tuffy to think of the pain and tears as kind of a tribute to him and the love we shared. It seemed somehow, at least for me, to make the agony easier to handle. Not that it hurt any less, but became more bearable when I thought of it as honoring my Puppy Man. I send you prayers to make your journey bearable. The following is a poem I wrote to everyone here in the months after my heart broke. I hope it will bring you a measure of comfort. I realize they are only words, but unfortunately, words are all we have.
To the hearts who come here broken
Truer words were never spoken
Than I love you and I miss you everyday.
To those who are alone now and crying
Waking, sleeping, always sighing
Come back, I need to hold you once again.
I cannot give you rhyme or reason
Nor can I predict the season
Grief will relax its constant, viselike hold.
What I do know is how you’re feeling
That in time will come the healing
From the tragedy you now cannot see past.
Then you’ll not forget, but better remember
Every blessed January through December
The love of the finest friend you have known.
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