In the Process of Healing

I’ve been thinking about the healing process I’ve been going through. Over the last week I have found quotes that really make me feel better…

As Long As I Live

So true. Each dog that I have had in my life – Kissy, Callie, Shadow, Ducky, Radar, and Bogie – will always live in my heart, will always be loved, and will always be remembered.

And then there’s this one from the Lessons Learned in Life Facebook page….

The Price of Love is Grief

And finally there’s this one that I found on a friend’s Facebook page and shared to my pet loss support group‘s private Facebook page because it’s so true….

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
Credit to Jamie Anderson of the Ravenous Butterflies Facebook page

Yes, I still have times when I break down into a puddle of tears over my recent traumatic, double-whammy loss. Especially over my sweet Ducky. Losing Bogie was hard enough; but with Ducky’s help, I had been able to start healing. When she left so suddenly, I was completely lost and inconsolable. The love and support from family and friends – many of whom I’ve never met in person – has slowly brought me back from a dark place into “the light at the end of the tunnel”. And “grateful” does not even begin to describe how I feel for that love and support.

Many times in the past I have considered giving up on the blog for various reasons…lack of time, lack of inspiration, whatever…I’m glad now that I didn’t give up. I find putting my thoughts and feelings “out there” to be cathartic. While I don’t write every day, when I do write I start to feel better. I’ll miss all my furry angels until the day we are reunited; but I have them in my heart. Their sweet spirits are always with me. ❤️😇

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