Mar 30 2013

saying goodbyes & see you soon…

my heart’s been filled with some heavy stuff these past few weeks!
truthfully, more than i want to mention.

but the two list toppers are:
we had to put our sweet dog Parker of 13 years down.
it was, and still is- heartbreaking.

parker greyhound lab mix
seeing these pictures of his kind & always loyal face makes me cry all over again.
everyone who met him, LOVED him.
that was the kind of dog he was.
we will miss you Parker. 

subtle flowers

and the other- is that my dear friend Tammy left for Russia.

tammy primary progress ms

 she was diagnosed with PPMS (primary progressive MS) in 2010.
since her diagnosis, she’s already been experiencing glimpses of the many unpleasantries PPMS has to offer:
trouble walking, bladder control, strength, etc.
she’s only 40, two kids & a husband. she’s a giver. always helping everyone. constantly on the move.

she’s been led to apply for the clinical trials – HSCT (Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy), in hopes of being cured.
the one she’s accepted is in Moscow, Russia and she is on her way there now.
she’ll be in the hospital for 4 1/2 weeks.
please. please– keep her in your prayers.

this is a very expensive exploration that she and her husband are having to pay for out of their own pocket,
if you feel inclined to donate you can find more info. here.

7 thoughts on “saying goodbyes & see you soon…

  1. Oh dear, Michelle. So very sorry to hear you are going through such a difficult time. My heart goes out to you & yours. Hugs & good thoughts.

  2. Once a pet has shared your heart they never leave. My loyal companions are in my sweet memories.

    Thank you for sharing Tammy’s story. I personally know too many people diagnosed with MS. Let’s pray Tammy will be cured and her story may help others.

    God bless.


  3. Sending you love and prayers, for your dear friend Tammy and your grief! So sorry for your sadness!!

    I Love how you captured Parkers smile,looks like he had a very happy life!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Oh, Michelle! My sincerest heart felt condolences for the loss of your sweet boy Parker. I just lost a fur baby myself and am still reeling from the big huge hole in my heart. Please know I will keep you and your family in my prayers, along with your lovely brave fearless friend, Tammy. Thinking of you all! xoxox

  5. I´m a bit afraid of dogs, and don´t usually feel comfortable around them. But even I really liked Parker. After meeting him, I understood a lot more of how people can claim that dogs can be like a family-member. I´m sorry to hear that he´s not around anymore, he was such a lovely, lovely creature! I´m sorry for your loss, Michelle.

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