Monday, October 25, 2010

Grace is Gone...

After a very long day, that started with one of the kids having a bad (and that doesn't really do it justice) morning, and requiring Stevie to carry and lead him into the building screaming and a mother who was dropping her kid off and seeing this telling Janice that she was going straight to the BOE to report this behavior...not knowing of course that the child's mother had just told Stevie to take him inside...and having to rearrange coverage for Stevie's first group of the morning (thank you Connie for being available and flexible...again!)...
The kids were really good, though and they really do realize that this is just part of who this child is and they forget it as soon as it is over and treat him as just a part of the family...gotta love that about little kids.
Then we went to visit with a friend's mom who is battling cancer/a brain tumor and can't really be left alone.   She's a trooper, but cancer is just such a beastly thing...sad.

As I pull into the drive way, my little husband yells for me to hurry, so I run up the steps to find my golden Gracie girl laying on her side having just had a massive heart attack or something...dead...gone...
I called her other favorite person, Stevie, and she came....
We just finished burying her.
Coming home without her to greet us ...
Mercy is missing her...
The spot beside me where she always slept...empty....
Photos tomorrow...Grace was a special girl!


  1. Mrs. Lohr,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have visions of Sweet Pea and Grace running around together again! I'm sure the memories will always keep you warm.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you!!


  2. Thank you so much for remembering my Sweet Pea, too. They did love each other and will be happy to see each other!

  3. What a horrid horrid day!! I'm so sorry and sad for you.

    Huge hugs.

  4. Thanks, Connie. I knew you would understand and share the pain.

  5. Donna, my sympathy and good thoughts go out to you. To love makes one vulnerable- we all know it, and yet take that risk anyway.

    Your Grace was lucky indeed to have has such great people as you and Don. We all make each other stronger and I wish you strength and peace.

  6. Monica, thanks so much. We know this day is coming from the moment we bring their little furry faces home with us the first time. My life is better for the years I spent with Grace by my side. It's all good. Hard, but good. Thanks.