Let me start by saying that it has been faaaar toooo long since I updated Bo’s blog. Since Bo died a year ago, I have become sort of a silent member. I apologize for that. Please know that I check the Tripawds forums every day. I’ve read every story that is posted; I’ve celebrated successes; I’ve cried over our losses. I am going to do better about posting and helping others that are faced with amputation. As another member put it, I need to refill the cup that kept me filled when I need help. Thank you all for always being there for me during this journey.
Tomorrow marks one year since we set our boy free. This weekend has really brought back a lot of memories of the weekend that Bo left us. He died on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. On Saturday we watched football, the same as we did a year ago. Yesterday, I drank my coffee on the porch, same as a year ago, except this time I wasn’t next to my boy saying goodbye to him. I miss Bo every day.
Last year I lost Bo and both of my grandmothers. I have grown a lot this year. I am thankful for each day that I have with the ones that I love and I do not take time for granted anymore. I am not wishing time to fly or getting anxious for weekends/holidays. I am enjoying each day. Bo taught me that.
Last November, we adopted a new family member, Brady. He was a rescue dog and has brought us so much happiness! We’ve grown a lot as a pack, especially this summer when we got to travel together and spend more time together at home. Brady is quirky, athletic, and quite calm. Much…MUCH…different from Bo. He will occasionally do something so “trademark Bo” and it cracks us up. MC Belle won’t admit it, but we think she likes having a dog around again.
Brady and Belle Having Snuggle Time!
In general, life is happy and I feel complete again…as complete as I can with a piece missing from my heart. School has started back; routine is back. My sister is getting married in 3 weeks. Lee turned 30 and we had a fantastic celebration. Our 3 year wedding anniversary is next month…my birthday is next month. Football is here! Fall and the holidays are right around the corner. I spend each day with the love of my life! I miss Bo every day, but damn, life is good.
Bo taught me so much about life and enjoying the little things. I do not take his lessons for granted. We will celebrate your life tomorrow and always, sweet boy! Keep having fun at the Bridge. We love and miss you!!