I thought that I’d share another Lawn Fawn project with you featuring some of the exciting new products.
Can you believe it? No stamping involved! I used the papers and sticker letters from the Bright Side paper. I diecut the butterfly using my Stampin’ Up! Sizzix. I love butterflies!
On another topic…. This next section is an emotional outpouring on my part, so feel free to discontinue reading now if your prefer not to read about personal things.
I don’t typically like to share personal or sad stuff here at the blog because the blog is for featuring creativity and intended to be a fun place to visit. Having said that, I thought I’d share with you today that I’m struggling with a difficult time at the moment. My husband and I have decided that it’s time for us to put our beloved George to sleep. He’s 19 years old, and he’s lived a great and full life. Obviously, he’s very old for a dog, and his body is failing him. He’s got alzheimer’s and arthritis. The arthritis continues to worsen at an aggressive pace. We don’t want him to suffer.
I’ve had him for over 18 years, my adult life. I got him shortly after I moved on my own (guess I’m dating myself a little bit here). He’s been a major part of my life and best friend for so long that him not being here is going to leave a huge hole in our family. I honestly feel like my heart is breaking, and that I’m killing my dog. But it’s not fair to him to keep him around for me and allow him to get to a point where he’d be suffering. So tonight is my last night with him, and I will be preparing for him a nice steak dinner.
My brother and nephew will be coming over because my nephew wanted to see him one last time (which melts and breaks my heart all at the same time). For us humans, we’ll be having Pizza, but George will eat like a king.
You know, I thought I’d be ready for this. I knew it was coming, yet I’m a mess. I thank God for providing me such a wonderful pet for so many years. I also feel a responsibility for George to be a good steward of the gift God gave me.
I thought I’d share a photo of my boy, my first pet from when I moved on my own:
George at Christmas time complete with bow… always a good sport
So many of my photos of him aren’t online (back when I got him, that wasn’t nearly as common. But this one is so appropriate because he has that smile on his face.
I trust in God’s sovereignty over all things and know that it’s okay for me to grieve. I am grateful for a Lord who blesses me in so many ways, and one of the ways is by the pets he’s brought into our lives.
Thanks for reading friends.
Hugs and blessings