December 28th 2009 11:27 pm
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Have you ever been wandering though a patch of life wondering how to bring joy and happiness to the every day monotony? That was me 6 years ago. My wondering led me to the greatest gift of my life. Her name is Gracie. She stands all of about a foot off the ground and is as long as a football field. I joke, but she is a long dog with a very long list of wonderful qualities that makes me a better person and my world a better place in which to live.
The day had come to pick out “my dog” from a litter of three. It was a 2-hour trip one way and my nerves were straining to breaking point. In my mind I knew exactly what I was looking for but when we arrived I had not prepared myself for the event that would change my life. There I was totally in charge of my decision trying to pick between two boys, when out of no where “Gracie” had not only stolen all my decision making abilities, but my heart as well… Gracie chose me.
To this day you can’t find one of us, without the other. Gracie’s love for me is unconditional and on days when I don’t feel like I should be loved at all she greets me with such enthusiasm shown with her wagging tail and smothering kisses. When I look into her puppy dog brown eyes I swell with such emotion I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
In my world Gracie is the best dog ever not because she is better than any other dog, it’s because she is my dog, my faithful companion, my soul mate. The definition of grace is an undeserved favor and that is exactly what I experience every day in her presence.
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Hello, Gracie's Momma - I too am the doggie mom of a dearly beloved and very much missed little 4-legged love who was also named Gracie. My Gracie passed away almost a year ago and I'm still having quite a hard time with it. I am fortunate to have a pack of wonderful weiner dogs who have helped me greatly with my grief & fill my heart with love and gratitude. But my heart still aches missing my Grace. I just wanted to say thank you as i sit here with tears welling up as I read your beautiful words about your Gracie. It gives me comfort to know that there are others in the world who have been lucky enough to have been chosen and loved by a sweet sweet girl named Gracie. Thanks for posting and kisses from heaven to you from your Gracie girl. :) ps the pics are wonderful too! :) Andi firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for the kind words. Life just isn't the same without my Gracie and it is comforting to know that there are other people out there that understand, I mean REALLY understand how one dog can change your life. She did change my life and saved me from myself more than once. I still do not know how to survive without her. I hope my Gracie finds your Gracie in heaven so they can keep each other company until we get there :) Thanks again.