Today we put our dog, Duke, down. He was about 12 years old. He's been part of our family for 8 years.
I really wanted to record and upload a video for you today with valuable information that was very impactful. Instead, I grieved. My kids and I reflected on the beautiful gift Duke was to our family.
We talked about our favorite memories. We cried together. We watched movies. We ate ice cream.
My son came to the vet with me and participated in putting Duke down. My daughter decided she didn't want to. She stayed at school during that time. We brought the school counselor into the discussion and he was so supportive.
Then, my son went back to school and my daughter missed the rest of the day.
I was reminded that everyone grieves differently. And, every human I know who has had a dog knows what a hard day it is. We created a lifelong memory today. I only hope that the trauma of the loss of Duke was mitigated somewhat by the gentle nature with which we navigated today.
I promise I'll show up for you next week, with a new lesson and more value to add. In the meantime, hug your fur babies and let them know the peace they bring to our lives. They are such a lesson in unconditional love.
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Thanks for the love and encouragement today.
Sending you all copious amounts of love.
Go Be You,