those of you that have been following my recent posts on facebook know that our family recently lost our beloved chihuahua Paisley. it was sudden and very devastating...we were collectively an emotional wreck for the 48 hours following. i had never lost a pet before and had trouble trying to keep it together for the kids. this is the first time i have even allowed myself to look at her picture since she passed and even now it brings tears to my eyes.
as all 5 of us sat on the couch holding each other and sobbing, Payton turned to us and said through tears, "Everything happens for a reason mom, we are supposed to grow from this, Paisley would have wanted that."
out of my 10 year olds mouth came the most beautiful truth.
we buried Paisley in our back yard, said our goodbyes and marked her grave with 3 individual bricks signifying each year of her life. Somehow Payton's words changed the overall feeling from sorrow to peace...cant explain it but they did.
bill explained it best the next day when he said, "i just feel like there is a hole." he was so right, a big gaping hole in our hearts & in our family.
between games at mckenna's tournament saturday we started searching on our iphones for breeders and puppies...just looking mind you (at least thats what we were telling ourselves). Wouldnt you know it there was a chihuahua breeder only 3 miles down the road from where we were.
mckenna's team was eliminated from the tournament early (coincidence? destiny? the universe trying to tell us something?) and we gave that breeder a call...
he's a 9 week old chihuahua and the newest member of our family.
he was at the studio with me most of yesterday afternoon,
i think he's going to fit right in!
Pixel will be making his first road trip this weekend to Scrapdoodles in VA (didnt want to leave grandma cookie with 3 kids and a brand new puppy) so he will get a chance to meet a few of you this weekend!