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(November 1, 2005 - August 29, 2012)
 Dear Holly, 
I miss you so much already. I know you were hurting and that you will be so happy to be reunited with your big brother, and I’d rather me be hurting right now, missing you, than you to be in any more pain. It’s so hard, and few understand exactly how much. Especially in this time in my life which is so tumultuous and uncertain, you were always the one I could be confident about in how much you loved me and how great you thought I was, beautifully simple and free of expectations. You were the happiest thing, a bellyrub and a tennis ball would absolutely make your day, and you were always so eager to share this joy with us. When we lost Coby, nearly a year ago, you were there for us, offering to help in whatever little ways you could. You adored him too, so I know that while you may not have understood his loss in human life/death terms, you missed him as much as we did/do. Since Charley joined our family, you were just as good and loving a big sisterdog as you were a little one, and he will take care of us in ways you taught him. Don’t worry for us, babygirl, just be at peace with Coby and the others and all the tennis balls and yummy treats that I’m sure are plentiful in doggie heaven. You deserve the best. 
I love you so much and always will, 
your mama Emily

(November 1, 2005 - August 29, 2012)

 Dear Holly, 

I miss you so much already. I know you were hurting and that you will be so happy to be reunited with your big brother, and I’d rather me be hurting right now, missing you, than you to be in any more pain. It’s so hard, and few understand exactly how much. Especially in this time in my life which is so tumultuous and uncertain, you were always the one I could be confident about in how much you loved me and how great you thought I was, beautifully simple and free of expectations. You were the happiest thing, a bellyrub and a tennis ball would absolutely make your day, and you were always so eager to share this joy with us. When we lost Coby, nearly a year ago, you were there for us, offering to help in whatever little ways you could. You adored him too, so I know that while you may not have understood his loss in human life/death terms, you missed him as much as we did/do. Since Charley joined our family, you were just as good and loving a big sisterdog as you were a little one, and he will take care of us in ways you taught him. Don’t worry for us, babygirl, just be at peace with Coby and the others and all the tennis balls and yummy treats that I’m sure are plentiful in doggie heaven. You deserve the best. 

I love you so much and always will, 

your mama Emily

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Random story du jour

So a few weeks ago I was waiting for the Bolt bus to arrive and they were late, so I amused myself by people-watching others at the stop. One group in particular caught my eye: a young straight couple with a very cute baby girl, and the guy’s mother and they were talking about how the guy had a band and the girl was feeding the baby goldfish crackers and the mom/grandma was reading baby-raising books. The baby I remembered was little and blond like a baby Olsen twin on Full House and the mom had this really pretty red hair and wore heart-shaped sunglasses but was missing like three of her front teeth. I didn’t think about them after that but they were a pretty distinctive bunch. 

And then today, on a random I-have-no-life walk, I SAW THEM AGAIN. Blond baby and redhead heart-sunglasses mom! Just on the corner of my block. I had a weird urge to say hi, how are you, how’s daddy’s band or something, even though I really didn’t know them at all. 

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