Dad asked Mom the other day if she’d bought me a stocking to hang in the house this Christmas.
“I already did,” Mom Peep replied.
“Last year. It has his name on it and everything,” Mom said.
I think Dad forgot I was here last Christmas. Maybe because December last year was a really weird one.
First, I was trying to adjust to my life here in this house with my new peeps and the big dog. Mom and Dad got me right after they lost their cat Red. He was a love bug and I was a terror, spinning and snapping at my tail.
Second, Mom lost her own Mom five days before Christmas, which sent her into a tailspin (no pun intended).
They got through it all and I did too. See? I’m better now. They even call me a GOOD DOG. Can you imagine? Me, a good dog? But it’s true. With patience, and time, and understanding, and a whole lot of love, I’ve turned out okay.
Oh, I still have a few spin cycles, and Mom Peep has her days of missing her mom and all the other furbabies they’ve had over the years, but we’re both doing good.
How about you? Are you missing someone special this holiday season? Mom says it’s okay to be sad and to miss them and to make new memories to layer on top of older ones that bring tears. And that it’s still okay to cry. With all the happy songs and the merry this and merry that, there are still moments of sadness in our lives…and that is perfectly all right.
So Merry Christmas season to all of you, and may your moments of sadness be short and your happiness be long.
Wiggles & woofs,