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Monday, November 30, 2009

Journal Entry from exactly 2 years ago. . .

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Okay I had an idea today for a post and I am not sure how it is going to turn out. I figured since I am only a little over a week from my 2 year transplant anniversary date, I would go back to 2 years ago and post entries from my handwritten journal. I have always kept a pretty good journal. Since the "BLOG" I however do most of my writing and thinking here. I had some pretty tough things happen 2 years ago. . . .so beware, it could be sad. (it is)

November 30, 2007
I wanted to write last night, but I fell asleep pretty good. Yesterday was a hard day for us. Bryan was in Blackfoot all day getting things ready for Pittsburgh, He left to come here to be with me (in the Pocatello hospital). After he got here, my mom called his phone. The call was pretty sad. . . .she called to tell him Geisha (my pug) had been killed; hit by a car. Mom turned her back for just a minute. She was killed instantly. I was stunned-Bryan was very sad, he sobbed for a long time. I can't believe she is gone, it doesn't seem real . . she was such a great pet! She brought me a lot of companionship and happiness. I won't replace her anytime soon. I REALLY loved her. when I think of the time and memories with her I cry. . . . .My parents buried her for us-it's like losing a family member- she was our "kid". I have a void now. She will always be in our hearts~
Now she isn't miserably licking her feet & scratching her allergy skin. She is running around like a pig entertaining heaven.

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1 comment:

Hanging out with the Riley's said...

So this did totally make me choke up a little. I remember that so clearly. I remember coming to see that day and lying on the hospital bed with you. I remember that's when we all talked about the unknown and if it would all workout and you mentioned that it may not and that you has started to make a list of what you wanted people to have. I couldn't even fathom the what the next few weeks would entail. I love you girlie. You give me strength.

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