Once again I could write a book on what's been going on in our neck of the woods. We've had a week that's been filled with ups, downs and in a second flat- changed forever.
Last week I attended a business conference that was amazing. I left Russ with a crazy kid schedule but knew he could handle anything thrown his way. He's a good daddy like that. We are lucky here that family can chip in when we need and that made his week much smoother.
Prior to leaving for the conference we had taken our 14 year old doggie to the vet because we just knew something wasn't right. As we left the vet we knew our instincts were right on the money. Our sweet doggie had a large mass and her time with us would not be much longer.
Russ called me Wednesday and said Bailey had gone down hill even more. He had talked to the kids and he was going to take her the next day. I was heartbroken because I was not near my family. I had talked to the kids and they were so sad. It's even more heartbreaking when you are not their to comfort your family.
On Thursday Russ took Bailey into the vet to be put down. When I talked to the kids they were a mess. Jeez… we were all a mess. Since my conference was officially over I decided to get on the road and come home. Alexis was especially taking this really hard and she was a mess on the phone.
When I arrived home and walked in the door it was immeadiate change. Just like that, she was gone. No more dancing for treats. No more dancing at the door when I take my time to let her outside to potty. No more greetings from Bailey. Quiet.
I read the Rainbow Bridge to Alexis and the ugly cry came on. Then the ugly cry hit Alexis. Hot mess does not even describe it. We almost went through an entire box of Kleenex. I'm not sure what was more painful, missing Bailey or seeing my daughter hurt from loosing Bailey.
Once we were able to compose ourselves we know that we had 14 years of awesome memories. She will be missed terribly but we know she is happy. She is running and playing and we'll find comfort in knowing she is her happy self again in a happy place.
I thought it was only fitting to create a layout of her for this week's challenge.
This week Heather challenged us to use a template in the MDS Software. I don't use them often at all. Creating this layout was so quick using the template. Once I placed the photos in the boxes, I started using the global search tool with key words for the art work I was looking for.
To be honest, the best part of this layout is knowing I have an everlasting memory of my sweet Bailey girl for all of us to remember her by.
I can't stress it enough… documenting your life moments either good or bad is so important.
I'll expand on the rest of my scoop in the next post. <smile>
Make sure to check out Heather's post HERE.
Amazing friends, thank you again for listening.