Okay so it is Sunday December 26th. It’s that time for Fadra’s 5 minute stream of consciousness. You can check ourt her button to the right here to see her beautiful blog.
If you are a new reader you will notine that there are typos on this page. The goal is to wtrite for 5 minutes and write raw-no corrections. It is not pretty and it is a challenge but I enjoy it;s imperfections.
It makes me feel more human. Kind of like when my really good friends come over and the house is not at it’s bestf but I don;t care because they are my good friends so really they don’t either. It is the same for me with these little 5 minute wonders. If you are a reader and follower of mine you will see past the typos and really get the content.
So here we go timer is on for 5 mintues.
Yesterday was Christmas and we had a wonderful tiome with family and friends. I had 27 people here for supper. It was hectic and busy but it was fun in the endd. I also hosted my family as well on Christmas eve. It is not often that I have family gatherings with my siblings and everyone was on their best behavior.
It was strange to not have my old Molly with us this year, to greet everyone at the door. That got me thinking to a Christmas card I received from the vet. This is what I love about this 5 minute thing is that I don’t know where I am going until I start writing. I was going to talk about the Christmas dinner and the whole holiday fun but I am changing directions.
When I received the card I did not think it was a card but rather a reminder to take our other pup Sooky to the vet for her 2nd vaccine. So I didn’t open it until Christmas eve just before everyone arrived. I was so surprised at what was in the card that it made me cry. It was a beautiful condolence card for our loss of Molly and this.
It is in French and it says In Memory of Molly 1999-2010. It is her paw print and it is inside a beautiful protective cover. I was so moved by this gesture. There are truly exceptional people out there and I am reminded so often of this by these little gestures of sincerity. It makes me realize that this vet is not just in it for the money, they do really care.
It made me realize that we were in the best of hands and that our decision was the right one. I will truly cherish this little paw print as much as I cherished my time with a truly exceptional member of our family who happened to have 4 legs instead of two. She was all heart and she took a piece of mine with her when she left.
Here is a picture of my girl. Times up….