Monday, February 18, 2013

Not A Good Start to the New Year

Good afternoon friends,

It has been a while since I last posted. So much has been going on with my family I did not have time to post anything. On January 4th, I had to put my beloved Shih-Tzu to sleep. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. He and I were so close to each other that losing him was devastating. We were able to bring him home in a beautiful, carved wooden box with his paw print in cement. That meant the world to me and now his is resting in one of his favorite spots: on the table in the den. He loved to crawl under the table and take naps. Time heals all wounds. I think about him everyday as he was the first dog my family ever had. He will truly be missed.

Right after my dog's death, I and my kids got whatever virus is going around. That took all my strenght away and I slowly recovered. When one has Fibromyalgia, recovery from any illness is such a slow process. After this happened, my 93 year-old mom developed pneumonia. It was scary to say the least. The nursing home where she is at took extremely good care of her and in about two weeks her lungs cleared.

We are all doing well now...what a way to start the new year! I figure God throws things at us and we need to cope..He won't give us more than what we can handle. That's what my mom always said to me and I believe it.

Let's make this a year to remember........not the bad things in life but the good things.