Remembering Jesse… Golden and true gold…

Over 16 years ago a guy I worked with brought in a 6 to 8 month old, 6 generation AKC Registered Golden Retriever…. He said if anyone wants her they can have her… I got down on all 4s in the grass with her and started to roll around and she copied me perfect – romping all over the grassy area.

I brought her home and for the next 16 years, she’s been as much a part of this family as anyone. She was here before my two youngest were born and they do not know life without her…

This morning she passed around 0700… She’s been deaf a couple years now and her eye sight was fading over the past several months. Well.. She walked out onto the pourch to do her morning stroll and a mistep sent her down the stairs really hard. She could not walk well again after that… For about 48 hours of late – she’s moaned and just barked at nothing except pain I suspect – day and night. She could not get comfortable and she couldn’t go out and walk. It was not a little sad. Then, around 0700 this morning, she just passed. The youngest dealt with it hard, but understand her age and the circle of life. At least now she’s rolling in grass again – we believe – in Doggy Heaven – chasing others of her kind – and feeling no pain. Alas – the circle of life is taught.

This is 12 years old – her and William – he loved romping in the yard with her as I did….

Jesse and William 2006

Jesse and William 2006

My apologies for the skewed image…

Here she is in 2008 with a family shot – late summer…

 

Family - 2008 - Remembering Jesse....

Family – 2008 – Remembering Jesse….

Half these children are grown and on their own, wives, husbands, and children of their own – but missing Jesse is something we’ll all live out…

While I’ve tried to my children many lessons in life – this is not something you can teach – letting go… Saying goodbye… We’ve lost a few family and friends… and for children to lose other young children to drugs or an accident – it’s very difficult. Growing up my different than most children, I was taught and raised in a much different environment – and new of loss at a very young age. All said – we all just compartmentalize differently – and no matter how much I wish I could just take my heart out and place it in any one of my children – to help them learn – I cannot do that.

We’re remembering Jesse tognight…. Thank you for sharing this Evening Cup with me… May the Lord keep you, bless you and yours…. Always….

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