My wonderful friend Stephanie said goodbye to Haley yesterday, all the more heartbreaking because it was just 9 days after she said her goodbyes to Sydney, Haley’s daughter. Sometimes life presents us with what seems to be unbearable sorrow – this is one of those times for Stephanie. She is a strong woman, with many friends to support her; she will get through this painful time, but it will take time to mend her broken heart.
It is the great mystery of human life
that old grief passes gradually
into quiet tender joy.
Haley came into this world as a roly poly bundle of love and she continued to give love wherever she went to whoever she met. A role model for all of us.
These three beautiful girls have put on their angel wings but still continue to spread their love in this world – so many lovely memories that will forever warm our hearts and bring smiles to our faces.
I am grateful that I got to spend time with Haley over the weekend. She has a special place in my heart, and I know she felt the same way about me. Although dogs can’t talk they communicate their feelings through their actions and through their eyes – anyone who has spent time with dogs know this to be true. I also know for a fact how much Haley loved Steph, and was grateful to her for the 12 happy years she spent in this world – no words needed – I saw it in her eyes when she looked at Stephanie.
When you are sorrowful look again
in your heart, and you shall see
that in truth you are weeping
for that which has been