Bittersweet Moments


Struggling with our emotions, we try to smile

through the sorrow of losing the last dog of three.

In the span of three months. Family was visiting when

we received the news.  Bittersweet.  Good and bad times.


Speaking in tearful, breaking voices, our son

and daughter-in-law phoned about the third dog

in as many months to have passed. The love they

gave one another will be forever remembered.

Beau & Ruby

Pet owners everywhere understand the great

depths of sorrow and sadness experienced when

a beloved family member is no longer there.

Tears and heavy sighs as names are spoken.


On the brighter side, we had a whirlwind visit

from our daughter and son-in-law.  Always

on the go, we managed nonetheless to have

memorable moments together.  Savored.


A special meal at The Inn Between was

enjoyed by the four of us.  All too soon, we

said our goodbyes and parted.  We blew kisses,

waved and watched as they drove away.


As if on cue, our teacher neighbors arrived

home early with big smiles at another year

accomplished.  I recall those bittersweet

moments when I finished the year.


Saying goodbye to my seniors was

often difficult.  Tears welled in my eyes

as I became choked with emotion.  I literally

fell into the living room chair and sighed.


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20 Responses to Bittersweet Moments

  1. Darlene says:

    Losing pets is so hard. And to lose 3 within a short time must be devastating for the family. Sending hugs to all xo

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  2. Emily says:

    It’s never easy to say goodbye especially to fur babies, they’re our little people. We have the beauty of being around for their entire lives while they’re only around for a portion of ours. May they continue to rest comfortably xoxo

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    • Emily, thank you for your insightful comment. Pets are usually with us only for a short time. It has to be awful to lose three in a short span of time. They most certainly are resting comfortably now. Be well and safe. Enjoy the weekend. oxox

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  3. Losing a pet is heart-wrenching, and to lose three so close together must have been awful. My heart bleeds for the humans left behind. The whirlwind visit was a wonderful light note here. I liked the photos you chose, too.

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    • Anne, thank you for your understanding comment. I agree on all counts. I pray for their losses yet again. The short visit balanced the sorrow we felt. Time heals all wounds or at least softens them. Glad you enjoyed the photos too. Be well and enjoy the weekend. oxox

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  4. cindy knoke says:

    I am so very sorry.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sally says:

    Life is full of challenges. It’s never easy when a loved pet dies. Many blessings to you and your family!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Clare Pooley says:

    This is such sad news, Mary Ann! Your poor son and his family! I am glad you were able to see your daughter and her husband. These visits are so short, aren’t they?

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