When You Have to Watch Your Kids Say Goodbye to a Family Pet

We only have NOW to forgive, make amends, say, “I love you,” say, “I’m sorry,” write that letter, plan the visit, take the trip, make the sacrifice, and ultimately JUST LOVE.

NOW is all we have mommas, That’s it. Dogs have an uncanny way of keeping us grounded in this truth. They live in the present, unburdened by the stream of consciousness filled with worry, angst, fear, resentment, anger, doubt, confusion, frustration, etc. like we humans battle with daily.

Dogs just love. Dogs just love. Dogs just love.

We can do that too.

We can do that too.

We can do that too.


R.I.P. Charlie


This post originally appeared at Shelby Spear, Finding Grace in the Mishmash, published with permission.

Shelby Spear
Shelby Spearhttp://shelbyspear.com/
Shelby is a sappy soul whisperer, sarcasm aficionado, and pro-LOVE, Jesus adoring mom of 3 Millennials writing stuff & doing life with her hubby of 25 years. You can read her stories on her blog at shelbyspear.com, around the web, and in print at Guideposts. Shelby's new book, co-authored with Lisa Leshaw, is now available: How Are You Feeling, Momma? (You don't need to say, "I'm fine.")

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