Wordless Wednesday: The Butterfly & 1 Year Of Heartache

This past weekend, my son and I played on our courtyard while a butterfly fluttered in front of our faces and lingered for several minutes. The butterfly came close… so very close and just kept hovering in our faces…and I immediately felt “it is Bailey” thinking she has come to check on us.

This same butterfly has visited us for the past couple of weeks, bumping into our windows and making sure we noticed. I thought “this is odd” but the experience outside made me second guess my comment.

It’s been an entire year since I said goodbye to my best furry friend, my golden retriever, Bailey. I still don’t have the words to express how deeply I miss her. Sure, every day has been tough, but today…I woke up remembering every single detail of our final car ride together, the way she hung her head low expressing her sadness and our final goodbye. It was the most heart wrenching experience, but I’m glad I could be there for her because she was there for 13 years of my life!

Her fight was over but she filled my life with joy for 13 amazing years. I have not had the strength nor desire to bury her ashes, it feels safe to keep her close to our family (in the heart of our home, our kitchen). So here is our most recent photo. 🙁


I am thankful that a small, fuzzy cat next door  “Patrick” has claimed my family as his second. He brings us much joy and seems to know exactly when we need him to visit…like tonight! He’s such a little charmer and perfect in every way. Bailey would have loved him (she had a special place in her heart for kitties)!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.