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Friday, March 15, 2013

In Memory of Our Beloved Emily

Our hearts are broken.  We lost our sweet little Emily last week, very unexpectedly.  Emily shared our lives for nearly 10 years.  She was never "just a dog", she was our constant companion, our best friend, a huge and important part of our family.  We took her everywhere.  I never had kids, so Emily was like our child. There are no words to say how devastated we are at her passing.  That it happened so quickly, and over 1,000 miles away from home, in what should have been a fun trip, made it all the more difficult.
We just returned to our home here in Michigan, after being gone for 6 weeks.  Our house is empty, we are numb.

24 comments:

Joyce Mayer said...

Dearest friend,

I wish I could take some of your pain. We are heartbroken here, and I am so worried about you two.

Try to keep busy and try to remember all the fun times with Emily.

She will be there waiting for you when you cross the Rainbow Bridge. It's not over. One day we all will be re-united.

Blessings ♥

Susan said...

Oh gosh, I am so sorry to hear your sad news, Donna. I know Emily was a beloved member of your family. How crushing to have this happen far from home, too. My prayers are with you and your husband, dear friend.
Look to heaven like Jesus did in that beautiful stained glass window you captured. Emily will be waiting for you there some day.
Sending a big hug,
Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Donna I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Emily! I know your hearts are broken! Sending you a big hug! Linda

Kim K. said...

I'm reaching across the state and giving you a BIG hug. I'm so terribly sorry about your loss. I know how devastated you are.

Thinking of you!!

Tete said...

Praying for you sweetie, I just sat and cried when I heard. Which I could hug it all away. You have been in my thoughts and prayers the most this week. I can so imagine her with wings.

Debby said...

I'm so sorry. I know how much one can love a pet like their own child. It is just heart breaking to loose them and so suddenly. I am a spaniel owner. We have had three cocker spaniels and two springer spaniels. They are special loving dogs. ((((((HUGS)))))

Susie said...

Donna, So sorry for your loss. That sweet old dog face looking back from the mirror, so sad. You'll be in my prayers. xoxo,Susie

Debbie said...

Oh no, Donna. I am so sorry to read this. I have no words...just a heavy heart for you and John.
Sending a big hug....
Love you sweet friend.
Debbie.
xo

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am so sorry about Emily. I know how hard it is they are like family.

She will be waiting for you at the Rainbow gate and she had a wonderful like with you.
Mary

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I just now saw this Donna. You know my heart is aching for you. You can pop by my blog anytime to read all the wonderful messages that people sent to you- Love you much- xo Diana

sissie said...

Dear Sweet Donna,
I know you love her so much and will miss her. I'm so sad for you and I hope each day brings you pleasant thoughts and warm memories of Emily.

hugs
Sissie

Renee said...

Donna: I'm so, so sorry. I know it's very hard for you; we've lost two of our beloved dogs. They are family. Just know that Emily had a great life because of you!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I heard about this at Nana's my heart just breaks for YOu!!!

Carol

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

My heart breaks for you, Donna...it's so hard to go through this. I am sending prayers for comfort and peace, my friend...XO

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

I know exactly how you are. I'm so so sad for you. I lost my beloved poodle in july and what did I do ? I bought just one little tiny one. The suffering was there but I could have a little one to cheer. When our so sweet animals leave us it's always too early, and the only pain they give us is to leave us !
Some prayers for you my sweet friend.
Joëlle

Gracie's Mom said...

Donna,
I couldn't believe it when I saw your title of today's blog post. We had not so long ago wrote about the joys of being Cocker Spaniel parents, as I had lost my beloved Asia so many years ago. I feel so deeply for you and pray for you and your husband. Yes, as others have said, you will see her again... no doubt about it. Sob...
Diane

Gracie's Mom said...

oops... had "written" not had wrote!

Gail said...

So sorry for you Donna ...I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a precious pet ...they are part of the family...sending you love xxx Gail x

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, what a sweetheart. I'm so sorry, Donna. I wish I could give you a big hug. xoxoRosemary

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness...Donna, I am so sorry to read your post! It brought tears to my eyes. Little animals are so helpless and loving. They are our TRUE friends!
I will say a prayer for your aching heart.
Leticia

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Donna, you have been so much in my thoughts. I know how your heart is breaking and you miss her so. I still miss my Heidi and it has been over a year..they just touch our hearts and ARE our little girls. take care...

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Donna,
My thoughts and prayers come your way. I know your heartbreak and I am so sorry for your loss, but I also know God will cover you with comfort and peace in the days ahead. Emily will live on in your hearts and always close by.
Sending hugs your way.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

Bente said...

Oh, dearest Donna. I missed this post, and I`m so very sorry for you.
Hope it goes better after a while, and think of the good time with your lovely Emily.

Warm hugs from me.

8)(8 said...

So sorry for you and your family's loss of Emily.