Dec 25, 2015

December 25th

No matter how good or how bad you think life is, wake up each day and be
 thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive...

The day is finally here. Quiet for us, but quiet can also be good.

Celebrations are going on all over, but in our home we don't feel like celebrating much.
A very special member of our family is no longer with us and for that we grief.
Brutus is missed more than anyone could imagine.  Not only by me, 
but just as much by Arvid.  He just deals with it differently.

We do have a new member in our family, Shadow as you all know.  He also needs 
to be cared for and to be loved as much and that we do.  He is now our other baby.

We plan to have a nice meal at home and then later go to the beach for drinks 
and appetizers.  Here in Florida we are quite lucky t be able to go in shorts all year long.

I am always grateful for so much goodness in my life.  Today is my mom's birthday.
Grateful that we were all able to spend it with her last year.  This year my heart has sadness,
but I remind myself that no matter what there is always something to be grateful for.

Arvid is so good to me.  Today he showed me a whole new level of love, kindness, 
thoughtfulness and that specialness that is unique to him.  Today is 50 days since our
 Brutus died.   50 days since I last held him.  45 days since we have had Shadow.  ~Life~ 
it takes you by surprise and you just have to keep moving if you want to survive.

Brutus, mama, dada and Shadow wish you a Merry Christmas.
We wish so very much you were here with us.  Dada wrote you a song.

Merry Christmas everyone. 
 Live life to the fullest because it only happens once.

Sometimes you just have to make peace with your past in order 
to keep your future from becoming a constant battle...